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Thomas Campbell Gordon

#1, (born 16 March 1866, died 16 April 1923)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Common Ancestor Chart - Several descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Samuel Gordon
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr
Warren M. Gordon III and Margaret E. Fraser (his 5th cousin)

Parents

FatherJames Gordon b. 1831, d. 20 March 1892
MotherElizabeth McKean b. 27 November 1837, d. 10 March 1900

Children with: Mary Alice (May) Stillwell b. 19 May 1864, d. 24 January 1940

SonWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
SonJames Harker Gordon b. 1 March 1892, d. 15 March 1972
DaughterBertha Nancy Gordon b. 19 November 1893, d. 12 January 1987
DaughterMercy Whipple Gordon b. 20 October 1895, d. 17 September 1987
Thomas Campbell Gordon (1866-1923) - Birth Certificate
The Thomas C. Gordon cabin at Big Birch Lake, Minnesota
Thomas Campbell Gordon (1866-1923)
Gordon Motor Comany - first Chevrolet dealership in Little Falls, Minnesota
Article about the life of Thomas Campbell Gordon
Obituary of Thomas Campbell Gordon in the Little Falls Herald - 1923
Gordon Motor Company formation in Little Falls, Minnesota - 1919
Gordon Motor Company Advertisement - 1919
Gordon real estate transaction in Little Falls, Minnesota - 1919
Newspaper article - Gordon Motor Company - 1920
Gordon Motor Company - Chevrolet newspaper ad - 1921
Passenger list showing Thomas Campbell Gordon coming to America - 1887
Recommendation Letter for Thomas Campbell Gordonwritten by Thomas Rowatt Jr.London 1889

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth16 March 1866Thomas Campbell Gordon, son of James Gordon  and Elizabeth McKean, was born on 16 March 1866 at Poplar HouseG, in Tondu, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales.G+1,2
Immigration1887Thomas Campbell Gordon immigrated to AmericaG in 1887.3
Psgr List11 July 18874
Marriage License17 May 1889He and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell were licensed to wed on 17 May 1889 at Morrison County Court HouseG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+5
Marriage17 May 1889Thomas Campbell Gordon married Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) and Nancy Beaumont Warren, on 17 May 1889 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+

Note9 January 1911Newspaper article about T.C. Gordon
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN., January 9, 1911

Chef Gordon in Action
Beginning with this evening and for several days if T.C. Gordon cannot be found in his office during regular business hours, he can be reached by phone at his residence, where he plans on doing the "chief cook" act with the electric range now being installed. The result of Mr. Gordon's experiment will be watched with interest as several are planning on installing electric ranges in the near future. The electric range is not only a convenience, but an economizer in fuel as shown by its use in other places and will duplicate its usefulness here.
Death16 April 1923Thomas Campbell Gordon died on 16 April 1923, at age 57, at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+6
Obituary17 April 1923Obituary of Thomas C. Gordon
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, April 17, 1923

Little Falls Mourns Death of T.C. Gordon

Every resident of the city as well as those in other localities who knew Thomas C. Gordon will learn with sorrow and regret of his death which occurred yesterday afternoon at his home here, following a year's illness.

Though everything known to medical science was done in his behalf, added to the loving care of his wife and two daughters, who are trained nurses, the ravages of disease could not be checked and he gradually grew weaker, finally falling into a peaceful sleep shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon from which he did not waken. He had been in fairly good health the past few months, but suddenly became weaker yesterday morning.

Thomas C. Gordon was a native of Wales, born in the southern portion of that country on March 16, 1866. He was the fifth of a family of nine children and received his elementary education at a private school in Wales. He came to this country when 21 years of age, landing at New York city and coming directly to Minnesota. At St. Paul he took up work with the Little Falls Water Power company. However, he remained in that city but a month, when he transferred to this city. That was in 1887 and he has since made Little Falls his home, having been prominently identified with the life of this place. For about two years after forming his connection with the company he was assistant to the engineer and also kept the books of the company. In 1889 he was made secretary-treasurer. The duties of general manager were conferred on him in 1903.

In 1918 Mr. Gordon disposed of his interests in the Water Power company and shortly thereafter engaged in the automobile and garage business in partnership with his two sons, Warren and Harker.

In addition to his duties with the Little Falls Water Power company and the Gordon Motor company, Mr. Gordon also found time for taking an interest in several other business ventures. In the fall of 1888 he organized and assumed the management of the Gordon Lumber company here, which firm did a retail lumber business and Mr. Gordon continued at its head for three years after which he disposed of his interest. In 1899 he formed a corporation known as the Peoples Ice company, and he remained with that company for twelve years. In 1890 he also organized the Little Falls Building and Loan association and was made its secretary and treasurer. He continued in that connection as an officer for about three years. Mr. Gordon was also secretary of the Little Falls Milling company from 1890 to 1894 and was secretary of the Little Falls Electric company, now inactive.

He was instrumental in forming the Morrison County Electric Light, Heat and Power company, now out of existence, and was its secretary - treasurer. He filled the same office for the Pike Rapids Hydro-Electric company, which owned and controlled the excellent power site a few miles below the city. Mr. Gordon through his unusual ability contributed very largely to the commercial life of his chosen city and this community is much indebted to him for its advancements along many lines.

Thomas C. Gordon was married May 17, 1889 to Mary A. Stillwell, and four children were born to them. They are Warren, Harker, Bertha and Mercy. The two sons have been associated with their father in the motor business, Miss Bertha is a trained nurse employed at Rochester and Miss Mercy has similar employment at Milwaukee.

Mr. Gordon was for many years a devout member of the Episcopal church and assisted greatly in its work here. He served as alderman of the city for two years, and for 15 years or more was a member of the board of education. He served as president of that body for eight years.

While not directly interested in agriculture, Mr. Gordon had the best interests of the farming element at heart and was an earnest advocate of 20th century methods in that vocation. As an evidence of his sympathy with those engaged he filled the office of president of the Morrison County Agricultural society for several years.

Mr. Gordon held fraternal affiliations with the Masons, Elks, Maccabees and Woodmen, in the workings of all which he evinced more than a passive interest. he possessed keen foresight, good judgement and his honor and integrity were above reproach. He was one of the worthy citizens of Little Falls who was always anxious to acquire for his city all possible advantages possessed by any other and as a man of many excellent parts he was held in high esteem by all.

In addition to his immediate family he leaves three brothers and five sisters. They are Will Gordon, British Columbia; George Gordon, Los Angeles; James Gordon, St. Paul; Mrs. Jessie Quosbarth, St. Paul; Mrs. Bertha Munson, Minneapolis; Mrs. Nora Swarbreck, Minneapolis; Mrs. Maggie Napier, St. Paul; Mrs. Elizabeth MacDonald, London England.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Episcopal church, Rev. Arthur Goodger officiating. Following the service at the church the local masonic lodge will take charge and perform the services at the grave. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. members of the masonic order will be pallbearers. They are J.K. Martin, G.W. Massey, George Peterson, N.J. Peterson, Dr. C.H. Longley and Harry Stillwell.

Members of the Masonic and Elks lodges will meet at their respective lodge halls shortly before time for the services and attend the church as delegations.
Burial18 April 1923He was buried on 18 April 1923 in Oakland CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.7
BiographyThe following is an excerpt from the "Biography of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gordon given by Mrs. Gordon and taken from the "Histories of Morrison and Todd Counties" as recorded by Mrs. Minnie Cochrane for the Morrison County Historical Society - November 1937.
Thomas C. Gordon was born in the southern part of Wales, March 18, 1866. He was the son of James and Margaret Elizabeth McKean Gordon. Elizabeth McKean Gordon was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. (Ed. note: She was actually born in Lancaster, Manchester, England) James was born in Dumfries, Scotland. (Ed. note: He was actually born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England).
Although he was educated as an engineer, he devoted most of the active years of his life to agricultural work in various parts of the United Kingdom. The first harvesting machine to enter Ireland was imported from the United States by James Gordon. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a "man of strong individuality and marked ability."
Thomas C. Gordon received his elementary education in a private school in Wales. In 1887, when twenty-one years old he came to the United States, landed in New York City, then came directly to Minnesota. He first located in St. Paul and worked for the Little Falls Water Power Co. A month later he was transferred to Little Falls. For two years he was assistant to the engineer and kept the books for the company. He became Secretary Treasurer in 1889 and General Manager in 1903.
Besides his duties with the Little Falls Water Power Co., Mr. Gordon was interested in several other business ventures. In 1888 he organized the Gordon Lumber Co. and was manager of the company for three years, then disposed of his interest. He organized the People's Ice Co. in 1890, remaining with the Company for twelve years when he sold his interest. In 1890 he organized the Little Falls Building and Loan Association. He was Secretary Treasurer of the organization for three years. He was Secretary of the Little Falls Milling Company from 1890 to 1894, also Secretary of the Little Falls Electric and Water Power Company. Mr. Gordon organized and was Secretary Treasurer of the Morrison Electric Light, Heat and Power Company and of the Pike Rapids Hydro-Electric Company.
On May 17, 1889 Thomas C. Gordon married Mary A. Stilwell in Little Falls. In about 1893 Mr. Gordon built the home at 600 4th. St. S.W. where he lived until he died. He also owned a summer home at Birch Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gordon had four children: Warren McKean Gordon, James Harker Gordon, Bertha Gordon, and Mercy Gordon.
Thomas C. Gordon was a Republican. He was much interested in civic affairs. He was alderman for two years, president of the Agricultural Society, member of the school board from 1904 to 1930 when he resigned. During that time he was President of the Board from 1910 to 1920. He took an active part in affairs of the Civic League, being especially interested in the Playground project sponsored by the League just before the World War. Summer playgrounds for the children with two part time paid directors were established. The work was given up when the United States entered the war. Petrus Liljedahl, the Athletic Director for the movement, went overseas and was killed.
In summing up his character, the "History of Morrison and Todd Counties", published in 1915, said of him: "Mr. Gordon is a good representative of a virile type of manhood - the men who do things, and these men become natural leaders in any community where this lot is cast. Mr. Gordon possesses keen foresight, good judgment, and his honor and integrity are above reproach. He is one of the citizens of Little Falls who are always anxious to acquire for their city all possible advantages possessed by any other and is held in high esteem by all."
In 1918 Mr. Gordon disposed of his interest in the Water Power Co. Soon after that, in partnership with his sons, Warren and Harker, he organized the Gordon Motor Co. This company built at 117 S.E. 1st St., a building to be used as sales room with garage in the rear, and took the agency for Chevrolet cars. After the death of Mr. Gordon, the company sold both building and the business.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon were active members in the Episcopal Church. Mr. Gordon was for many years an officer. He was also a member of the committee which had charge of the building of the present church completed in 1900 and donated the chancel window, the subject of which is "Resurrection Morn".
Thomas Campbell Gordon died April 17, 1923. The following is taken from the editorial column of the Little Falls Transcript" of that date: "In the passing of Thomas Campbell Gordon, Little Falls suffers a distinct loss. He was one of her foremost citizens, a manly man - one whose energy and business sagacity were ever in waiting to do whatever task he might be called upon to do. His was an exemplary life, above reproach. While Mr. Gordon gave a greater share of his time and talents to public affairs than the ordinary man, yet domestic life was the paramount factor of his life. He loved his home folks and in turn was loved by them. They have the heartfelt sympathy in the community in which he so long served and the lasting knowledge that this city is a better one for his having lived in it."
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Gordon sold both the home and the lake property. Since then she has spent the greater part of each year with her daughters, although she still calls Little Falls home. She usually comes back twice a year. The first eight years after she left here she spent in Minneapolis. Since then she has been with Miss Bertha Gordon in Chicago. They reside at 915 East 56th Street, Chicago.
Probate1925The estate of Thomas Campbell Gordon was probated in 1925 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
1871 UK Census2 April 1871Thomas Campbell Gordon was enumerated as the son of James Gordon on the UK census of 1871 at Poplar HouseG, in Tondu, Bridgend, Glamorgan, WalesG+.

Also present with James were Bertha Clement Gordon (daughter), Maggie Wallace McKean Gordon (daughter), James McKean Gordon (son), Jessie Gordon (daughter), and Elizabeth McKean (wife.)8
1881 UK Census3 April 1881Thomas Campbell Gordon was enumerated as the son of Elizabeth McKean on the UK census of 1881 at 2 Richmond TerraceG, in Cardiff, Saint John's Parish, Glamorgan, WalesG+.

Also present with Elizabeth were Maggie Wallace McKean Gordon (daughter), Bertha Clement Gordon (daughter), Nora Gordon (daughter), William Gordon (son), George Morley Gordon (son), and Margaret Elizabeth Gordon (daughter.)9
Census19002 June 1900Thomas Campbell Gordon was enumerated on the US census of 1900 at 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife), Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), and Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter.)3
Census191020 April 1910He was enumerated on the US census of 1910 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter), and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)10
Census192012 January 1920He was enumerated on the US census of 1920 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were James Harker Gordon (son) and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)11

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1881Clerk at Cardiff, Glamorgan, WalesG9
Occupation1900Bookkeeper at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+3
Occupation1905Manufacturer at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+12
Occupation1910Superintendent of the water works at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+10
Occupation1920Owner and auto salesman for the Gordon Motor Company, a Chevrolet dealership at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+11

Citations

  1. [S122] Thomas Campbell Gordon, Birth Certificate (April 12, 1866), , .
  2. [S217] FreeBMD, England & Wales, Birth, Marriage, Death Indexes, Bridgend District, Vol 11a, Page 461
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
  5. [S99] Marriage License Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book D, Page 149
  6. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  7. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 119800854
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1871 Wales Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1881 Wales Census
  10. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  11. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  12. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1905 Minnesota State Census

Mary Alice (May) Stillwell

#2, (born 19 May 1864, died 24 January 1940)
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Descendants of Abraham Warren
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr
Warren M. Gordon III and Margaret E. Fraser (his 5th cousin)

Parents

FatherJohn Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) b. 21 August 1819, d. 9 February 1895
MotherNancy Beaumont Warren b. 19 September 1825, d. 4 July 1887

Children with: Thomas Campbell Gordon b. 16 March 1866, d. 16 April 1923

SonWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
SonJames Harker Gordon b. 1 March 1892, d. 15 March 1972
DaughterBertha Nancy Gordon b. 19 November 1893, d. 12 January 1987
DaughterMercy Whipple Gordon b. 20 October 1895, d. 17 September 1987
Mary Alice Stillwell (1864-1940) ca 1939 - Chicago, IL
Mary A. Stillwell - Funeral Announcement - Little Falls Transcript - 1940
Mary Alice Stillwell obituary - 1940

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth19 May 1864Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell)  and Nancy Beaumont Warren, was born on 19 May 1864 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Marriage License17 May 1889Mary Alice (May) Stillwell and Thomas Campbell Gordon were licensed to wed on 17 May 1889 at Morrison County Court HouseG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2
Marriage17 May 1889Mary Alice (May) Stillwell married Thomas Campbell Gordon, son of James Gordon and Elizabeth McKean, on 17 May 1889 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+

Death24 January 1940Mary Alice (May) Stillwell died of fractured hip and phthisis pulmonalis (i.e. consumption) on 24 January 1940, at age 75, at Billings Hospital in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.G+1
Obituary25 January 1940Obituary of Mary A. Stillwell
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN., January 25, 1940

Mrs. Mary Gordon Dies In Chicago

Mrs. Mary Gordon, 75, died last evening at Billings hospital in Chicago, where she had been receiving treatment since November 19 when she fell and fractured her hip. Miss Bertha Gordon of Chicago and Harker Gordon of Pittsburgh will accompany the body here, arriving tomorrow noon, and Miss Mercy Gordon of St. Paul will join them en route. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but services will probably be held Saturday afternoon.

Mary A. Stillwell was born in Little Falls May 19, 1864, the daughter of John and Nancy Warren Stillwell, who resided on Fifth street and First avenue northeast. She was married to Thomas C. Gordon May 17, 1889. Mrs. Gordon moved to Minneapolis and for the past few years has been in Chicago with her daughter.

Surviving are four children, Warren M. Gordon of this city; Harker, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mercy, St. Paul, and Bertha, Chicago.
Burial27 January 1940She was buried on 27 January 1940 in Oakland CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.3
Biography The following is an excerpt from the "Biography of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gordon given by Mrs. Gordon and taken from the "Histories of Morrison and Todd Counties" as recorded by Mrs. Minnie Cochrane for the Morrison County Historical Society - November 1937.
Mary A. Stilwell was born in Little Falls, May 19, 1864. She is the daughter of John Thomas Stilwell and Nancy Warren Stilwell. Thomas Stilwell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He came to Swan River in 1849. "This deserted village" as Frank B. Logan styles it in "Historical Sketches of Royalton and Vicinity", was located on the East bank of the Mississippi River seven miles northwest of Royalton. At the time Mr. Stilwell came to Swan River, it was a busy trading post. William H. Hood, editor of "Frontiersman", said of it in 1855: "There was probably more business done at this point (1848-51) than at any other place in the country and more than has ever been done there since. It was a rendezvous of all the principal Indian traders among the Chippewas and Winnebagoes - a depot for Indian goods. The place was always filled with strangers. All sorts of spirits gathered there - some for fun, some for money, and all for something. The hotel was well kept and always crowded." The first ferry in Morrison County was established at Swan River by William Aiken in 1848.
Thomas Stilwell was a carpenter and worked at his trade in Swan River until 1856 when he ran the hotel. While living in Swan River he married Nancy Warren who came with her parents to Swan River from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. One of Nancy Warren's ancestors came over in the Mayflower and others fought in the American Revolution.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Stilwell remained for a time in Swan River. Two of their children, John and Sara Jane, were born there. Sara Jane Stilwell is now Mrs. Tellant. She resided in Florida and has been very active in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. "Was one of the instigators of the movement by the D.A.R.'s to purchase the land in Washington D.C. upon which the organization built its beautiful Memorial Hall." Mr. and Mrs. Stilwell moved to Little Falls in the early sixties and Mary was born there in 1864.
After coming to Little Falls, Mr. Stilwell followed his trade as carpenter and became a contractor, often going into the Western country to build elevators. At one time his work called him as far west as Fort Assinniboine, Montana. Mrs. Gordon says, "The family felt very sad when he had to go so far away, to the ends of the earth. When he came home he had many interesting stories to tell of his adventures. Sometimes when traveling on the Red River, the boat would have to stop and wait for a herd of buffalo to cross over."
After moving to Little Falls, Mr. Stilwell bought half a block on the southside of First Avenue between Fifth and Fourth Streets. "This was before there were any railroad tracks on the eastside."
Mr. Stilwell died July 4, 1887 and Mrs. Stilwell died at the Gordon home in Little Falls. Mary Stilwell attended school in Little Falls. "There was no high school then." Among the teachers she remembers are Mrs. E.S. Smith "who was a great person to always be getting up plays for the interest of the school" and J.C. Flynn, " a very good teacher." Mary attended church and Sunday school at the old Episcopal Church which was built in 1869 and located at the corner of First Street and Third Avenue N.E. (In 1900 this building was moved from First Street to the rear of the lot at Fourth Street and First Avenue SouthEast where the present Episcopal church is). When the new church was built in 1903, the old building was sold to the Swedish Methodist Congregation and moved down on the flats. Mr. Elwell was the first rector she remembers. Her mother, Mrs. Nancy Stilwell, was one of the four charter members of the Episcopal church.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Minnesota Census1 June 1865Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) on the Minnesota census of 1865 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, with Nancy Beaumont Warren, George Washington Stillwell, Sara Jane (Jennie) Stillwell, and Emily A. Stillwell.4
Census18702 June 1870Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated on the US census of 1870 with John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with John were Nancy Beaumont Warren (household member), George Washington Stillwell (household member), Sara Jane (Jennie) Stillwell (household member), and Emily A. Stillwell (household member.)5
Minnesota Census1 May 1875Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) on the Minnesota census of 1875 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, with George Washington Stillwell, Sara Jane (Jennie) Stillwell, Emily A. Stillwell, and Nancy Beaumont Warren.
Census188026 June 1880Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) on the US census of 1880 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with John were Nancy Beaumont Warren (wife.)6
Minnesota Census14 May 1885Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) on the Minnesota census of 1885 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, with Nancy Beaumont Warren.
Census19002 June 1900Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the wife of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1900 at 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), and Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter.)7
Census191020 April 1910Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the wife of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1910 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), and Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter.)8
Census192012 January 1920Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was enumerated as the wife of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1920 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were James Harker Gordon (son.)9

Citations

  1. [S102] Mary A. Stillwell Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, January 25, 1940. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  2. [S99] Marriage License Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book D, Page 149
  3. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 119801024
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1865 Minnesota State Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census

Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr

#3, (born 6 June 1890, died 21 September 1959)
RelationshipGrandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Common Ancestor Chart - Several descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Samuel Gordon
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr
Warren M. Gordon III and Margaret E. Fraser (his 5th cousin)

Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon b. 16 March 1866, d. 16 April 1923
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell b. 19 May 1864, d. 24 January 1940

Children with: Georgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992

SonThomas Campbell Gordon, Sr b. 3 May 1916, d. 18 July 1998
SonWarren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr b. 1 July 1919, d. 27 March 1980
DaughterRochelle Mary Gordon b. 23 May 1921, d. 23 December 1921
DaughterJoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon b. 22 September 1926, d. 27 July 1999
DaughterPatricia Mary Gordon b. 6 February 1929
1930 US Census showing the Gordon family
Warren M. Gordon Sr's World War I Draft Registration card
Georgiana and Warren Gordon Sr, Little Falls, Minnesota - ca 1950
Warren M. Gordon Sr at the wedding of his son, Warren Jr. - 1946
Warren M. Gordon Sr. and Jr., at the 1946 wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Warren M. Gordon Sr. (1890-1959) photo taken at Little Falls, Minnesota - 1946
Warren M. Gordon, Sr. Obituary - 1959
Gordon Electric Shop, Little Falls, Minnesota - 1914
Wedding of Warren M Gordon Sr. and Georgianna St. Martin - Little Falls, Minnesota - 1914
Warren M Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin wedding - 1914

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth6 June 1890Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, son of Thomas Campbell Gordon  and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, was born on 6 June 1890 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1,2
Marriage22 October 1914Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, married Georgianna St. Martin, daughter of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard, on 22 October 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G

WW I Military Registration5 June 1917Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, registered for World War I military service at age 27 on 5 June 1917 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2
Death21 September 1959He died of acute cardiovascular collapse on 21 September 1959, at age 69, at Saint Gabriel's HospitalG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+3,4
Obituary21 September 1959Obituary of Warren M. Gordon Sr.
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, September 21, 1959

Warren M. Gordon, Sr.

Warren M. Gordon, Sr., 69, 201 Fourth St. S.E., died early today in St. Gabriel's hospital. A lifelong resident of Little Falls, he had been employed by the Ford agency for the past 23 years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Georgianna St. Martin, three sons and two daughters; Thomas, and Mrs. Claude Morris (Joan), Minneapolis; Warren, Jr., Gary and Mrs. C.H. Rausch (Patricia), Little Falls. A brother Harker, lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., and there are two sisters, Bertha Gordon, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mercy Gordon, St. Paul. There are ten grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. T Leo Keaveny officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call in the Simonet Funeral home, visitation to start Tuesday afternoon. The rosary will be prayed there at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral24 September 1959His funeral was held on 24 September 1959 at Saint Mary's Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. His grandson, Warren M. (Sandy) Gordon, served as an altar boy at his funeral.
Burial24 September 1959He was buried on 24 September 1959 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.5

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19002 June 1900Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, was enumerated as the son of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1900 at 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife), James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), and Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter.)6
Census191020 April 1910Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, was enumerated as the son of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1910 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter), and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)7
Census192013 January 1920Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, was enumerated on the US census of 1920 at 114 3rd Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)8
Census19307 April 1930He was enumerated on the US census of 1930 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son), Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)9
Census194010 April 1940He was enumerated on the US census of 1940 at 305 3rd Street NEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)10
Residence1948He resided at 116 1/2 1st Street SEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, in 1948.

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1920Auto salesman for Gordon Motor Car Company at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+8
Occupation1930Automobile salesman at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+9
OccupationAbout 1936Parts manager for the Ford dealership at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+3
Occupation10 April 1940Auto salesman at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+10

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book B, Page 6, Line 189
  2. [S234] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S64] Warren M. Gordon Sr. Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, September 21, 1959. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  4. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  5. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 138417285
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  10. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

James Harker Gordon

#4, (born 1 March 1892, died 15 March 1972)
RelationshipGranduncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon b. 16 March 1866, d. 16 April 1923
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell b. 19 May 1864, d. 24 January 1940

Children with: Bertha P. Fritz b. 21 August 1895, d. April 1982

SonJames Harker Gordon, Jr b. 30 October 1922, d. 15 October 1937
James Harker Gordon - World War II Draft Registration
James Harker Gordon Wedding - 1920
James Harker Gordon military induction - World War I
James Harker Gordon wedding announcement - 1920

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth1 March 1892James Harker Gordon, son of Thomas Campbell Gordon  and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, was born on 1 March 1892 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1,2
Note1909According to an article in the Little Falls Herald on April 30, 1909, Harker Gordon was the President of the Sophmore class at the Little Falls High School.
Note8 July 1910Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
July 8, 1910

"Come and Gone" section

Harker Gordon, who is employed at Livingston, Mont., came down last Friday for a visit here and at Sauk Centre.
Note26 February 1915Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
February 26, 1915

"Come and Gone" section

Edward Fearing and Harker Gordon, who attend the state university at Minneapolis, were home over Sunday.
Note21 May 1915Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
May 21, 1915

Harker Gordon in Baseball

Harker Gordon of this city, who attends the state university, is another Little Falls boy whose ability as a baseball player is becoming well known. In a game with the Zeta Psi's against the Phi Delts of the university one day last week, Harker was on the mound and allowed but three hits in the game. In a writeup of the game in the Minneapolis Daily, published by the students of the university, he was highly praised for his work.
Note7 July 1916Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
July 7, 1916

"Come and Gone" section

Harker Gordon is home from Pittsburgh for a weeks' visit. He is taking a course in electrical work at the Westinghouse plant at Pittsburgh.
WW I Military Registration5 June 1917James Harker Gordon registered for World War I military service at age 25 on 5 June 1917 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2
Inducted into the Military9 April 1918He was inducted into the military on 9 April 1918. His World War I military service ended on August 4, 1919. He was a Private First Class in the US Army.3,4
Note8 August 1919Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
August 8, 1919

"Come and Gone" section

Harker Gordon arrived home from Camp Grant, where he received his discharge from military service. Harker spent eight months in France as a member of a mechanical repair unit in the aviation section.
Marriage14 September 1920He married Bertha P. Fritz, daughter of Milton Frederick Fritz and Bertha (Birdie) Ella Green, on 14 September 1920 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.G

Note4 March 1921Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
March 4, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. Harker Gordon, who have been living with Mr. Gordon's parents since their marriage, have moved to a flat in the A.E. Joslin residence, 211 Third Street northeast.
Note28 October 1921Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
October 28, 1921

Harker Gordon, whose eyes were badly burned by sulphuric acid at the Gordon garage recently, as a result of an explosion in a battery, is now able to be out and has the use of his eyes.
Note12 May 1922Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
May 12, 1922

Harker Gordon of the Gordon Motor Company was haled before Judge Randall yesterday afternoon, charged with driving a car on which the 1922 license had not been paid and which car no 1922 license plate was displayed. He pleaded guilty and was fined $10 and costs. The complaint was made by the local autombile tax inspector.
WW II Military Registration27 April 1942James Harker Gordon registered for World War II military service at age 50 on 27 April 1942 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG. He was listed as 5'11" and 190 pounds, brown eyes, gray hair and light brown complexion. The registration card was marked that he was 'Negro', which he wasn't.5
Death15 March 1972He died on 15 March 1972, at age 80, in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.G3
BurialMarch 1972He was buried in March 1972 in Allegheny County Memorial ParkG, in Allison Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.3
BiographyJames Harker Gordon graduated from the Little Falls High School. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduated from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

During World War I he was overseas about nine months. He returned to Little Falls where he was employed at the Gordon Motor Company and later was employed in the advertising department of the Westinghouse Company in Pennsylvania.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19002 June 1900James Harker Gordon was enumerated as the son of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1900 at 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife), Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), and Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter.)6
Census191020 April 1910James Harker Gordon was enumerated as the son of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1910 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter), and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)7
Census192012 January 1920James Harker Gordon was enumerated as the son of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1920 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)8
Census193017 April 1930James Harker Gordon was enumerated on the US census of 1930 at 1457 Foliage Street in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.

Also present with James were James Harker Gordon, Jr (son) and Bertha P. Fritz (wife.)9
Census194013 May 1940He was enumerated on the US census of 1940 at 1457 Foliage Street in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.

Also present with James were Bertha P. Fritz (wife.)10
Residence1942He resided at 1457 Foliage Street in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG, in 1942.5

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1920Owner and auto salesman for the Gordon Motor Company at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+8
Occupation1930Clerk at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG9
Occupation1940Advertising for a manufacturing company at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG10
Occupation1942Employee of Westinghouse Electric at East Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG5

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book B, Page 43, Line 20
  2. [S234] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  10. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Bertha Nancy Gordon

#5, (born 19 November 1893, died 12 January 1987)
RelationshipGrandaunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon b. 16 March 1866, d. 16 April 1923
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell b. 19 May 1864, d. 24 January 1940
Bertha Nancy Gordon Death Certificate - 1987
Bertha Nancy Gordon (1893-1987) - ca 1980
Bertha and Mercy Gordon - Christmas 1966

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth19 November 1893Bertha Nancy Gordon, daughter of Thomas Campbell Gordon  and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, was born on 19 November 1893 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Psgr List27 October 1927
Death12 January 1987Bertha Nancy Gordon died of arteriosclerotic heart disease on 12 January 1987, at age 93, at Hopkins Health Care in Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G2,3
BurialJanuary 1987She was buried in January 1987 in Oakland CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.4
NoteBertha never married.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19002 June 1900Bertha Nancy Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1900 at 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife), Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), and Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter.)5
Census191020 April 1910Bertha Nancy Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1910 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), Mercy Whipple Gordon (daughter), and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)6
Census193010 April 1930Bertha Nancy Gordon was enumerated on the US census of 1930 at Childrens Hospital in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.

7
Residence1942She resided at 1457 Foliage Street in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG, in 1942.8

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1930Supervisor of nurses for Childrens Hospital at Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG7
Occupation1950Registered nurse at Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United StatesG

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book B, Page 59, Line 117
  2. [S150] Bertha N. Gordon, Death Certificate No. 2287000805 (January 26, 1987), , . Hereinafter cited as Bertha N. Gordon Death Certificate.
  3. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  4. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 138473550
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (James Harker Gordon)

Mercy Whipple Gordon

#6, (born 20 October 1895, died 17 September 1987)
RelationshipGrandaunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon b. 16 March 1866, d. 16 April 1923
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell b. 19 May 1864, d. 24 January 1940
Mercy Whipple Gordon (1895-1987) - Death Certificate
Bertha and Mercy Gordon - Christmas 1966

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth20 October 1895Mercy Whipple Gordon, daughter of Thomas Campbell Gordon  and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, was born on 20 October 1895 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Death17 September 1987Mercy Whipple Gordon died on 17 September 1987, at age 91, at Hopkins Health Care in Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G2,3
BurialSeptember 1987She was buried in September 1987 in Oakland CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.4
NoteNever married.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19002 June 1900Mercy Whipple Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1900 at 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife), Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), and Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter.)5
Census191020 April 1910Mercy Whipple Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Thomas Campbell Gordon on the US census of 1910 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Thomas were Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr (son), James Harker Gordon (son), Bertha Nancy Gordon (daughter), and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (wife.)6
Census193010 April 1930Mercy Whipple Gordon was enumerated on the US census of 1930 at Childrens Hospital in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.

7
Census19408 April 1940She was enumerated on the US census of 1940 at Childrens Hospital in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.

8

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1930Registered nurse at Childrens Hospital at Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG7
Occupation1940Registered nurse and supervisor at Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG8
OccupationAbout 1950Registered nurse at Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book B, Page 84, LIne 112
  2. [S149] Mercy W. Gordon, Death Certificate No. 2287023321 (October 1, 1987), , . Hereinafter cited as Mercy W. Gordon Death Certificate.
  3. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  4. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 138473572
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin

#7, (born 1856, died 25 December 1907)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr

Parents

FatherFrançois Xavier St. Martin b. 27 February 1822
MotherJulie Latraverse b. 18 March 1826

Children with: Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard b. 5 May 1860, d. 29 September 1903

DaughterEleanor St. Martin b. 1881, d. 17 August 1949
DaughterMarie St. Martin b. 7 September 1882, d. 8 April 1927
DaughterRosa Belle St. Martin b. 5 September 1887, d. 18 April 1929
DaughterGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992
DaughterMarguerite Valintine St. Martin b. 31 May 1894, d. 7 September 1950
Antoine St. Martin (1856-1907) - Death Certificate
Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin - ca 1856-1907
Daughters of Anthony St. Martin and Rochelle Richard - left to right: Marguerite, Georgianna, Marie, Eleanor, Belle - August 2, 1907
Antonny St. Martin - 1907 newspaper article about his death
Antony St. Martin - Obituary - 1907

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth1856Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin, son of François Xavier St. Martin  and Julie Latraverse, was born in 1856 at Parish of St.-Frédéric in Drummondville, Drummond, Québec, Canada.G
Christening3 March 1856Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin was christened on 3 March 1856 at Parish of St.-Frédéric in Drummondville, Drummond, Québec, Canada.G1
ImmigrationAbout 1877He immigrated to AmericaG about 1877.
MarriageAbout 1880He married Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard, daughter of François Xavier Richard and Philomene Leonore Poutré, about 1880.

Death25 December 1907Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin died of heart failure on 25 December 1907, at age ~51, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2
Burial26 December 1907He was buried on 26 December 1907 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.3
Biography26 December 1907Antoine St. Martin
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, Thursday, December 26, 1907

There were some very bad rumors afloat on Christmas day about the un-fortunate death of A. St. Martin, the barber. It was represented that he had been robbed and slugged and doped. There seems to be no truth to the rumors. He left his shop just before midnight and remarked to a friend that he was going home, and that one Christmas season would pass without his taking a drink of liquor. He started home alone, and was next heard of in one of Second street saloons. He obtained liquor there, but it is claimed not directly from the dealer, that being denied him. The liquor affected him quite promptly, as it usually did during the somewhat distant past when he yielded to the habit. He displayed some money, $50 or $70, and friends took it to care for it, and the man was taken home, where he soon died.

His relatives and friends had used every effort in the past to stop his drinking, as it always had a most serious effect on him. Those who knew him best were most helpful of late that he had finally conquered the habit.

He had the greatest affection for his four daughters and they loved their father dearly. These associations were surely the most powerful influences that had apparently almost saved him to a happy and useful life. Some of the daughters were able to be of assistance in supporting the family by teaching and working, but the younger ones were still in school and dependent.

It is cruel to say so, but a legal lid would have been an assurance of one more happy home in Little Falls on the merry Christmas day.
Obituary26 December 1907Obituary of Antoine St. Martin
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, December 26, 1907


Dies of Heart Failure
Antoine St. Martin, a well known barber of this city, died from heart failure due to intestinal troubles between 2 and 3 a.m. Christmas.
The deceased was born in Canada 51 years ago. When a boy he moved to Fall River, Mass. but later moved to Minneapolis and lived there until three years ago when he came to Little Falls. Since that time he has been engaged in the barber business.
The deceased leaves five daughters and two brothers to mourn his loss. His daughters are Mrs. Carl Richardson of San Diego, Cal., Eleanor, Belle, Georgia, and Margaret of this city; his brothers, Joseph and Frank of Fall River.
The funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday from the house.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
1861 Canada Census14 January 1861Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin was enumerated as the son of François Xavier St. Martin on the Canada census of 1861 at Parish of St-Germain in Grantham, Drummond, Québec, CanadaG.

Also present with François were François (Francis or Frank) St. Martin (son), Joseph St. Martin (son), and Julie Latraverse (wife.)
Census188010 June 1880Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin was enumerated as the son of François Xavier St. Martin on the US census of 1880 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.

Also present with François were Joseph St. Martin (son), François (Francis or Frank) St. Martin (son), Adelia (Denice) Bedard (daughter-in-law), Anthony St. Martin (grandson), Francois (Francis) Xavier St. Martin (grandson), Clara St. Martin (granddaughter), Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard (daughter-in-law), and Julie Latraverse (wife.)4
Minnesota Census17 June 1895Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin was enumerated on the Minnesota census of 1895 at 601 Central Avenue in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present were Eleanor St. Martin (daughter), Marie St. Martin (daughter), Rosa Belle St. Martin (daughter), Georgianna St. Martin (daughter), Marguerite Valintine St. Martin (daughter), and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard (wife.)5
Census190011 June 1900He was enumerated on the US census of 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Antoine were Eleanor St. Martin (daughter), Marie St. Martin (daughter), Rosa Belle St. Martin (daughter), Georgianna St. Martin (daughter), Marguerite Valintine St. Martin (daughter), and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard (wife.)6

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation30 July 1870Worker in cotton mill at Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG7
Occupation1895Barber at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG5
Occupation1900Barber at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG6
OccupationAbout 1904Barber at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+3

Citations

  1. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
  2. [S135] Antoine St. Martin, Death Certificate (December 31, 1907), , . Hereinafter cited as Antoine St. Martin Death Certificate.
  3. [S51] Antoine St. Martin Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, 26 December 1907. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1895 Minnesota State Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census

Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard

#8, (born 5 May 1860, died 29 September 1903)
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr
Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys to Melissa Grams

Parents

FatherFrançois Xavier Richard b. August 1836, d. 2 February 1922
MotherPhilomene Leonore Poutré b. 15 April 1839, d. 15 April 1925

Children with: Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin b. 1856, d. 25 December 1907

DaughterEleanor St. Martin b. 1881, d. 17 August 1949
DaughterMarie St. Martin b. 7 September 1882, d. 8 April 1927
DaughterRosa Belle St. Martin b. 5 September 1887, d. 18 April 1929
DaughterGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992
DaughterMarguerite Valintine St. Martin b. 31 May 1894, d. 7 September 1950
Rochelle (Rachel) Richard (1860-1903)

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth5 May 1860Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard, daughter of François Xavier Richard  and Philomene Leonore Poutré, was born on 5 May 1860 at St-Jean-l'Évangéliste ParishG, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec, Canada.G
Christening6 May 1860Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was christened on 6 May 1860 at St-Jean-l'Évangéliste ChurchG, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec, Canada.G
MarriageAbout 1880She married Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin, son of François Xavier St. Martin and Julie Latraverse, about 1880.

Death29 September 1903Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard died of consumption on 29 September 1903, at age 43, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G
Burial1 October 1903She was buried on 1 October 1903 in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
Obituary1 October 1903Obituary of Rachel Richard
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, October 1, 1903

The funeral of Mrs. Rachel St. Martin, daughter of Mrs. Philomen Richard of this city, was held from Notre Dame de Lourdes church, Minneapolis, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.

According to her daughter, Georgianna in 1988:
When Rachel died of consumption, their grandmother Philomene Richard had the girls move to Little Falls because she didn't want them to live with their father. They moved to a house across the street from the Richards and the oldest sister, Eleanor, took responsibility for raising the girls. It was hard on Eleanor and she only married herself for a short time.
Their father, Anthony St. Martin, said "They aren't going to take his daughters away from him."; so he moved to Little Falls and set up a barber shop. He later died there in 1907.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
1871 Canada Census2 April 1871Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was enumerated as the daughter of François Xavier Richard on the Canada census of 1871 at St-Jean-l'Évangéliste ParishG, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec, CanadaG.

Also present with François were Godfrey Richard (son), Francois (Frank) Richard (son), Joseph Romuald (Ramey) Richard (son), Marie Rosalie Julia Richard (daughter), Gilbert Theodore Richard (son), and Philomene Leonore Poutré (wife.)1
Census188010 June 1880Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was enumerated as the daughter-in-law of François Xavier St. Martin on the US census of 1880 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.

Also present with François were Joseph St. Martin (son), François (Francis or Frank) St. Martin (son), Adelia (Denice) Bedard (daughter-in-law), Anthony St. Martin (grandson), Francois (Francis) Xavier St. Martin (grandson), Clara St. Martin (granddaughter), Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin (son), and Julie Latraverse (wife.)2
Minnesota Census2 May 1885Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was enumerated as the daughter of François Xavier Richard on the Minnesota census of 1885 in Belle Prairie Township, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, with Francois (Frank) Richard, Joseph Romuald (Ramey) Richard, Marie Rosalie Julia Richard, Gilbert Theodore Richard, Julian Dominick Richard, Eleanore Mathilda Richard, Godfrey Richard, and Philomene Leonore Poutré.
Minnesota Census17 June 1895Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was enumerated as the wife of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin on the Minnesota census of 1895 at 601 Central Avenue in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, with Eleanor St. Martin, Marie St. Martin, Rosa Belle St. Martin, Georgianna St. Martin, and Marguerite Valintine St. Martin.3
Census190011 June 1900Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was enumerated as the wife of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin on the US census of 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Antoine were Eleanor St. Martin (daughter), Marie St. Martin (daughter), Rosa Belle St. Martin (daughter), Georgianna St. Martin (daughter), and Marguerite Valintine St. Martin (daughter.)4

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1895Dressmaker at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG3
Occupation1900Dressmaker at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG4

Citations

  1. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1871 Canada Census
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1895 Minnesota State Census
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census

Georgianna St. Martin

#9, (born 14 August 1889, died 4 November 1992)
RelationshipGrandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr
Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys to Melissa Grams
Warren M. Gordon III and Margaret E. Fraser (his 5th cousin)

Parents

FatherAntoine (Anthony) St. Martin b. 1856, d. 25 December 1907
MotherEmilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard b. 5 May 1860, d. 29 September 1903

Children with: Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959

SonThomas Campbell Gordon, Sr b. 3 May 1916, d. 18 July 1998
SonWarren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr b. 1 July 1919, d. 27 March 1980
DaughterRochelle Mary Gordon b. 23 May 1921, d. 23 December 1921
DaughterJoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon b. 22 September 1926, d. 27 July 1999
DaughterPatricia Mary Gordon b. 6 February 1929
Georgianna St. Martin Gordon - Inside of the Funeral Card - 1992
Mary Angela Weibeler and Georgiana St MartinAt the wedding of Warren M Gordon and Patricia Durrenberger - 1946(the mothers of the bride and husband)
Georgianna St. Martin (1889-1992) Age 18
Georgianna (St. Martin) Gordon - on her 100th Birthday
Georgianna Gordon, a victim of a car accident - 1917
Newspaper article about a hand injury to Georgianna Gordon - 1915
Georgianna Gordon, a victim of a car accident - 1917
Wedding of Warren M Gordon Sr. and Georgianna St. Martin - Little Falls, Minnesota - 1914
Warren M Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin wedding - 1914

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth14 August 1889Georgianna St. Martin, daughter of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin  and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard, was born on 14 August 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G
Baptism1889Georgianna St. Martin was baptized in 1889 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G
Marriage22 October 1914She married Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, son of Thomas Campbell Gordon and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, on 22 October 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G

Death4 November 1992Georgianna St. Martin died of old age on 4 November 1992, at age 103, at 1503 Riverview DriveG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1,2
Obituary8 November 1992Obituary of Georgianna St. Martin
Morrison County Record, Little Falls, MN, November 8, 1992

Georgianna Gordon
Georgianna Gordon, age 103, died November 4, 1992 at her home in Little Falls.
Funeral services wil be held November 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls.
Georgianna Gordon was born August 14, 1889 in Fall Rivers, MA. (ed. not correct, she was born in Minneapolis,MN) to the late Anthony and Rochelle (Richard) St. Martin. At a young age, she moved with her family to Minneapolis, attended school there, later moving to Little Falls where she graduated from high school. After high school, she moved back to Minneapolis and worked as a telephone operator. She was united in marriage on August 14, 1913 to Warren M. Gordon, Sr. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple moved to Little Falls where they owned and operated Gordon Motor Company. After her husbands death on September 21, 1959, she moved to her daughter's home where she resided until her death. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Christian Mothers and a former member of the Child Interest Club.
Survivors include a son and daughters, Thomas C. Gordon of Edina, Patricia Gordon Rausch and Joan Gordon Morris, both of Little Falls, eleven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sons: Warren M. "Buzz" Gordon, Jr., daughter, Rochelle Gordon and sisters Eleanor St. Martin, Marie Richardson, Marguerite Barber and Bell St. Martin.
Pallbearers will be Patrick J. Morris, Robert Barber, Thomas C. Gordon II, Warren M. Gordon III, Roy DeRosier and Steven R. Setzler.
Burial9 November 1992She was buried on 9 November 1992 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.3

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Minnesota Census17 June 1895Georgianna St. Martin was enumerated as the daughter of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin on the Minnesota census of 1895 at 601 Central Avenue in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, with Eleanor St. Martin, Marie St. Martin, Rosa Belle St. Martin, Marguerite Valintine St. Martin, and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard.4
Census190011 June 1900Georgianna St. Martin was enumerated as the daughter of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin on the US census of 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Antoine were Eleanor St. Martin (daughter), Marie St. Martin (daughter), Rosa Belle St. Martin (daughter), Marguerite Valintine St. Martin (daughter), and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard (wife.)5
Census191026 April 1910Georgianna St. Martin was enumerated as the niece of Francois (Frank) Richard on the US census of 1910 at 516 4th Street NEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Francois were Louis Frank Richard (son), Ovilla J. Richard (son), Hazel R. "Eva Rose" Richard (daughter), and Marie Rose Anna Vallad (wife.)6
Census192013 January 1920Georgianna St. Martin was enumerated as the wife of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1920 at 114 3rd Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son) and Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son.)7
Census19307 April 1930Georgianna St. Martin was enumerated as the wife of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1930 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son), Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), and Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter.)8
Census194010 April 1940Georgianna St. Martin was enumerated as the wife of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1940 at 305 3rd Street NEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), and Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter.)9
Residence1948Georgianna St. Martin resided with Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, at 116 1/2 1st Street SEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, in 1948.

Citations

  1. [S21] Georgianna St. Martin Obituary, Morrison County Record, Little Falls, Minnesota, 8 November 1992. Hereinafter cited as Morrison County Record, Surnames: St. Martin, Gordon, 2nd section, page 9, column 3
  2. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  3. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 138417306
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1895 Minnesota State Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr

#10, (born 3 May 1916, died 18 July 1998)
RelationshipUncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992

Children with: Margaret Bock Ahrne b. 21 August 1917, d. 5 July 2001

SonThomas Campbell Gordon, Jr b. 30 April 1939
Warren M Gordon Sr. with son Thomas C. Gordon Jr. - ca 1938
Thomas C. Gordon Sr and sister Patricia - 1997

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth3 May 1916Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr, son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr,  and Georgianna St. Martin, was born on 3 May 1916 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Baptism25 June 1916Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr, was baptized on 25 June 1916 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Marriage30 October 1938He married Margaret Bock Ahrne, daughter of Hilding N. Ahrne and Esther Christine Bock, on 30 October 1938 in Iowa, United States.G

Death18 July 1998Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr, died on 18 July 1998, at age 82, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G2
Funeral22 July 1998His funeral was held on 22 July 1998 at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G
Burial22 July 1998He was buried on 22 July 1998 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.3

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census192013 January 1920Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr, was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1920 at 114 3rd Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son) and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)4
Census19307 April 1930Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr, was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1930 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)5
Census194020 April 1940Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr, was enumerated on the US census of 1940 at 307 West 15th Street in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Thomas Sr were Margaret Bock Ahrne (wife), Thomas Campbell Gordon, Jr (son), and Esther Christine Bock (mother-in-law.)6
Census1945He was enumerated on the US census of 1945 in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United StatesG.

Also present with Thomas Sr were Margaret Bock Ahrne (wife) and Thomas Campbell Gordon, Jr (son.)7

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1940Book binder for the city legal library at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG6
Occupation1960Salesman at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book D, Page 224, Line 52
  2. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  3. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 109706832
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1945 State Census of South Dakota

Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr

#11, (born 1 July 1919, died 27 March 1980)
RelationshipFather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr.
Common Ancestor Chart - Several descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Descendants of Samuel Gordon
Indented Pedigree of Warren M Gordon Jr
Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys to Melissa Grams
Warren M. Gordon III and Margaret E. Fraser (his 5th cousin)

Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992

Children with: Patricia Mary Durrenberger b. 4 July 1926, d. 1 February 1988

SonWarren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III b. 17 June 1947
DaughterSuzanne Marie Gordon b. 10 January 1950
DaughterNancy Ann Gordon b. 20 August 1954
SonJames Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon b. 8 December 1956, d. 19 March 2010
Warren M. Gordon death certificate - 1980
Warren M. Gordon Jr., military record and discharge, 1945
Travels of Warren M Gordon Jr. during World War II
Sale of Gordon family home at 114 SE 8th Street, Little Falls, Minnesota
Buzz Gordon at Parker Scout Reservation
Warren M. Gordon Jr., High School photograph - about 1937
Warren M. and Patricia Gordon with children, Sandy and Suzanne Gordon - ca 1951
Buzz Gordon and Friends - During World War II in Italy
Patricia (Durrenberger) Gordon and Warren M Gordon Jr., Little Falls, Minnesota - ca 1979
Warren M. Gordon Sr. and Jr., at the 1946 wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Warren M. Gordon Jr. obituary, 1980
Warren M Gordon, Rome, Italy, 1944
Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth1 July 1919Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr,  and Georgianna St. Martin, was born on 1 July 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. According to an entry in his Baby Book, Warren weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and he was born at 8:15 AM. He had brown hair and blue eyes. The doctor who delivered him was Dr. E.L. Fortier and the nurse was Miss Kohler.
Note4 July 1919Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
July 4, 1919
"Born" section

GORDON - To Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Gordon, Tuesday, July 1, a son.
Baptism3 August 1919Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, was baptized on 3 August 1919 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Graduation2 June 1939He graduated from Little Falls High SchoolG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, on 2 June 1939.
Inducted into the Military10 February 1941He was inducted into the military on 10 February 1941 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. At the time of his enlistment, Warren was listed with a height of 68 inches and a weight of 152 pounds. He enlisted in the Quartermaster Corps at the rank of Corporal from the National Guard. His civilian occupation was listed as a forging press operator. He was single without dependents. He trained at Camp Claiborne, Louisianna during 1941.

His troop carrier sailed on 15 January 1942 from Brooklyn, NY to Dublin, Ireland on the USS Chateau Thierry where he arrived on 27 January 1942.

On December 24, 1942 he and his military unit boarded the S.S. Orontes in Liverpool, England for their trip to North Africa. This ship was converted from a passenger ship to a troop carrier during World War II. After the war it returned to passenger service.

After the war, he returned to the United States from Pisa, Italy on 6 June 1945 and arrived in Miami on 17 June 1945.

He was dischaged from active duty on July 31, 1945 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
Marriage License2 August 1946He and Patricia Mary Durrenberger were licensed to wed on 2 August 1946 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Marriage14 August 1946Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, married Patricia Mary Durrenberger, daughter of John George Durrenberger and Mary Angela Weibeler, on 14 August 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+,

They held their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club.2
Death27 March 1980Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, died of subarachnoid hemorrhage and marked malnutrition due to dumping syndrome on 27 March 1980, at age 60, at 6505 Portland Avenue S., home of his nephew Michael Morris, in Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.G3,4
Obituary28 March 1980Obituary of Warren M. Gordon Jr.
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, March 28, 1980

WARREN M. "BUZZ" GORDON

Warren M. "Buzz" Gordon, 60, of 615 N.E. 11th St., Little Falls, died Thursday evening in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 P.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. The services will be concelebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation in the Simonet Funeral Home in Little Falls will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and also on Monday prior to services. The parish Prayer Service will be recited at 8 p.m. and the Christian Mother Prayer Service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Gordon was born July 1, 1919 in Little Falls, sons of Warren M. and Georgiana Gordon Sr. He lived in Little Falls all of his life. He was a retired chief stock controller at Camp Ripley. He married Patricia Durenberger August 14, 1946 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Little Falls.

Mr. Gordon was a World War II and Korean Veteran, a member of the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, and past president of Community Corrections. He was a member of Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Housing and Urban Development. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and an usher and lector at St. Mary's Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, sons Warren III (Sandy) of Anchorage, James of Tampa; daughters Suzanne McCollough, Tampa, Mrs. Steve (Nancy) Grams, Grand Island, Neb.; brother Thomas C., Bedford, N.H., sisters Joan Morris, Ceour-D-Alene, Idaho, Patricia Rausch, Little Falls, and mother Mrs. W.M. Georgiana Gordon of Little Falls. He is also survived by three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Rochelle.2
Funeral31 March 1980His funeral was held on 31 March 1980 at Saint Mary's Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Burial31 March 1980He was buried on 31 March 1980 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.5
BiographyWarren McKean "Buzz" Gordon Jr. was born July 1, 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison Co, Minnesota. He was the second of five children of Warren McKean Gordon Sr. and Georgiana St. Martin.

As a child, approximately 1930, the family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where he attended Creighton High School for a short time. The family returned to Little Falls where Buzz attended Little Falls High School where he graduated in 1939.

After high school he joined the Minnesota National Guard and served his basic training at Camp Claiborne, LA. He was assigned to active duty at the start of World War II, 1942 and served in the European campaign. He served with the 5th Army in North Africa, Italy, and trained in Ireland and England. He received a Purple Heart for wounds received in Italy.

An article in the Little Falls newspaper read:

Sgt Warren Gordon Gets Purple Heart

Wounded in action in Italy January 3, Sgt Warren (Buzz) Gordon, son of Mr. And Mrs. W.M. Gordon, has received the Purple Heart award.

Warren received leg wounds when his outfit was bombed by about 25 German airmen. At the same time he was injured, one of his close friends, who was standing next to him was killed. It was the same bombing in which Sgt. John Patyk and Ronald DelaHunt were injured.

Buzz was released from active duty in 1945 and he returned to Little Falls. In the fall of 1945 he moved to Chicago to attend Northern Illinois College of Ophthalmology in order to pursue a career in that field. For personal reasons he dropped out of school and returned to Little Falls, Minnesota to live. It was there that he met his future wife, Patricia Mary Durrenberger, originally from Perham, Minnesota. They were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Little Falls in August 14, 1946 and celebrated their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club. Buzz and Pat had four children, all born in Little Falls. They were Warren McKean Patrick "Sandy" Gordon III (June 17, 1947), Suzanne Marie Gordon (January 10, 1950), Nancy Ann Gordon (August 20, 1954), and James Patrick Gordon (December 8, 1956).

In 1947 Buzz accepted civilian employment as a warehouse supervisor with the Minnesota National Guard at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, just 7 miles north of Little Falls. At the same time, he opened a tavern called the 34th Club on Highway 371 just north of Little Falls. He was a partner in this venture with Bill "Sonny" Arndt. They operated the tavern for about 18 months until it went out of business.

In late 1950 he was called back to active duty because of the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin where he served for several months years until being discharged for his recurring medical problems. During his absence, Patricia and children, Sandy and Suzanne lived in an apartment above the American Legion club near the Northeast corner of First Street and Broadway in Little Falls. In June 1951 the family moved to a small, two-story, 3 bedroom home at 114 8th Street SE where they lived for approximately 25 years and raised a family of four children.

During the late 1950's and 1960's, Buzz became involved as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. In appreciation for his outstanding efforts, he received many awards including the Silver Beaver Award. In addition, he served as the President of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

In 1973 Buzz received a disability retirement from his position as Chief Stock Controller at Camp Ripley due to his recurring stomach problems related to his service during World War II. In 1978, Buzz and Pat sold their family home and moved to an apartment about a mile from their former home. This is where they lived until his untimely passing in 1980.

At the age of 60, Warren died in his sleep on March 27, 1980 at the home of his nephew, Michael Morris, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had traveled to Minneapolis to attend a doctor's appointment and was staying with his nephew for the evening. The cause of his death was listed on his death certificate as a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Among other accomplishments, his obituary in the Little Falls newspaper said "Mr. Gordon was a World War II and Korean Veteran, a member of the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, and past president of Community Corrections. He was a member of Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Housing and Urban Development. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and an usher and lector at St. Mary's Church".

He was buried on March 31, 1980 at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls with funeral services at the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
NoteDuring Warren's adult life he was active in many civic organizations. He was:

1. Member of the Knights of Columbus from 1946 to 1950
2. Member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1951-1953
3. Member of the Saint Mary's School Parent Teachers Association from 1953 to 1965
4. Member of the Entertainment Committee for the Little Falls Junior High School PTA from 1961-1962
5. Member of the American Legion from 1945 to 1980 and was the Finance Officer for two of the years
6. Boy Scouts of America activities:
a. Chairman of Troop 88 Committee 1948-1958
b. District Finance Officer for the Central Minnesota Council from 1958
c. Chairman of the Annual Drive for funds in the city of Little Falls for three years
d. Named Scouter of the Year by the President of the Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts in 1960
e. Vice President of the Central Minnesota Council of BSA from Non 1963-65
f. Awarded the Silver Beaver Award from the Cental Minnesota Council in 1964
g. Council Finance Chairman 1963-1965
h. President of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America in November 1965.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census192013 January 1920Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1920 at 114 3rd Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son) and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)6
Census19307 April 1930Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1930 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)7
Census194010 April 1940Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1940 at 305 3rd Street NEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)8
ResidenceFrom 1952 to 1978Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, resided at 114 8th Street SEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, from 1952 to 1978.

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
OccupationBetween 7 December 1937 and 31 October 1940Motion picture theater manager for Falls Amusement Company at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+8
OccupationBetween 1 July 1946 and 31 October 1947Manager of the 34th Club at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
OccupationFrom 15 October 1947 to 1978Chief stock controller for US Property and Fiscal Office at Camp Ripley, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+2

Citations

  1. [S99] Marriage License Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book T, Page 344
  2. [S65] Warren M. Gordon Jr. Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, March 29, 1980. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  3. [S70] Warren M. Gordon Jr., Death Certificate No. 2280009148 (April 4, 1980), , . Hereinafter cited as Warren M. Gordon Jr., Death Certificate.
  4. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  5. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923991
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Rochelle Mary Gordon

#12, (born 23 May 1921, died 23 December 1921)
RelationshipAunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992
Rochelle Mary Gordon - Calvary Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota
Rochelle Mary Gordon Obituary - 1921

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth23 May 1921Rochelle Mary Gordon, daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr,  and Georgianna St. Martin, was born on 23 May 1921 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Baptism19 June 1921Rochelle Mary Gordon was baptized on 19 June 1921 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Death23 December 1921She died of peritonitis on 23 December 1921, at age 0, at Saint Gabriel's HospitalG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2,3
Obituary24 December 1921Obituary of Rochelle Mary Gordon
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, December 24, 1921

Died Rochelle Mary Gordon, the seven-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Gordon, died at 11:20 last night at St. Gabriel's hospital as the result of peritonitis, after an illness of about three days. An operation was performed yesterday in efforts to save the little one's life, but it was futile.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the St, Francis Xavier church, Rev. Arthur Lamothe officiating. Internment will be Calvary cemetery.
Funeral25 December 1921Her funeral was held on 25 December 1921 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Burial25 December 1921She was buried on 25 December 1921 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.2
Note30 December 1921Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
December 30, 1921
"Come and Gone" section

Mrs. Ralph Barber and Miss Eleanor St. Martin of Minneapolis, were in Little Falls Monday for the funeral of their neice, Rochelle Gordon.

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book E, Page 27, Line 77
  2. [S52] Rochelle Gordon Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, 24 December 1921. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  3. [S98] Death Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book E, Page 21, Line 91

JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon

#13, (born 22 September 1926, died 27 July 1999)
RelationshipAunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992

Children with: Claude Wessel Morris b. 12 February 1926, d. 2 August 2004

SonPatrick John Morris b. 14 April 1947
SonMichael Claude Morris b. 9 February 1949
DaughterCarolyn Marie Morris b. 6 September 1950
DaughterKathryn Mary Morris b. 25 April 1952
DaughterClaudia Ann Morris b. 20 June 1957
SonGordon Anthony Morris b. 6 September 1964
Joan Gordon (1926-1999) , Little Falls, Minnesota
JoAnn (Joan) Gordon Funeral Card - 1999

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth22 September 1926JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon, daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr,  and Georgianna St. Martin, was born on 22 September 1926 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Baptism24 October 1926JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon was baptized on 24 October 1926 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Graduation1945She graduated from Saint Francis High SchoolG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, in 1945.
MarriageAbout 1946She married Claude Wessel Morris about 1946.

Marriage2 September 1952JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon witnessed the marriage of Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch and Patricia Mary Gordon on 2 September 1952 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2
Death27 July 1999JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon died on 27 July 1999, at age 72, at Power County Nursing Home in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States.G
Cremation31 July 1999The remains of JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon were cremated on 31 July 1999 in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States.G
Obituary1 August 1999AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho -- JoAnn "Joan" Marie Morris, 72, American Falls, Idaho and formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the Power County Nursing Home in American Falls.

She was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Little Falls to Warren and Georgianna Gordon II. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1945. She married Claude Morris. They lived in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. They later divorced. She moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Coldwell Banker and Martin Homes as a receptionist. In 1986, she moved to Little Falls. After her mother died in 1992, she moved to American Falls. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Little Falls and Presentation of the Lord, St. Mary's in American Falls.

Survivors include three sons, Patrick Morris, Overland Park, Kan., Michael Morris, Phoenix, and Gordon Morris, Lenexa, Kan.; three daughters, Carolyn Setzler, Apple Valley, Kathryn Morris, Spokane, Wash., and Claudia Brulotte, American Falls; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Schroeder, Little Falls.

Her parents, two brothers, Thomas Gordon III, and Warren "Buzz" Gordon II, and a sister, Rochelle Gordon, died earlier.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Little Falls with Rev. Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery of Little Falls. A memorial mass was also conducted at Presentation of the Lord, St. Mary's Parish in American Falls, Idaho.

Arrangements are with Shelley Funeral Chapel of Little Falls.
Funeral14 August 1999Her funeral was held on 14 August 1999 at Saint Mary's Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Burial14 August 1999She was buried on 14 August 1999 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.3

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19307 April 1930JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1930 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son), Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)4
Census194010 April 1940JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1940 at 305 3rd Street NEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), Patricia Mary Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)5

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book E, Page 152, Line 357
  2. [S126] Marriage Records, Church Records, , .
  3. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 9304799
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Patricia Mary Gordon

#14, (born 6 February 1929)
RelationshipAunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Jean Richard
Descendants of Pierre Poutre
Descendants of Samuel Gordon

Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr b. 6 June 1890, d. 21 September 1959
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin b. 14 August 1889, d. 4 November 1992

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth6 February 1929Patricia Mary Gordon, daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr,  and Georgianna St. Martin, was born on 6 February 1929 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Baptism14 April 1929Patricia Mary Gordon was baptized on 14 April 1929 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Baptism29 June 1947She witnessed the baptism of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, on 29 June 1947 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Marriage License25 August 1952Patricia Mary Gordon and Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch were licensed to wed on 25 August 1952 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+2
Marriage2 September 1952Patricia Mary Gordon married Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch on 2 September 1952 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+

3
Divorce1969Patricia Mary Gordon and Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch were divorced in 1969 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Marriage3 January 1997Patricia Mary Gordon married Robert Harry Schroeder, son of Harry George Schroeder and Delphia Grace Tedford, on 3 January 1997 at Saint Mary's Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19307 April 1930Patricia Mary Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1930 at 600 4th Street SWG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr (son), Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)4
Census194010 April 1940Patricia Mary Gordon was enumerated as the daughter of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, on the US census of 1940 at 305 3rd Street NEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Warren Sr were Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr (son), JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (daughter), and Georgianna St. Martin (wife.)5
ResidenceFrom 1957 to 2014Patricia Mary Gordon resided at 1503 Riverview DriveG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, from 1957 to 2014.

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
OccupationFrom 1953 to 1998Medical assistant for the Little Falls Clinic at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, , , Book F, Page 1, Line 17
  2. [S99] Marriage License Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book W, Page 129
  3. [S126] Marriage Records, Church Records, , .
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Anton Durrenberger

#15, (born 13 July 1869, died 22 February 1930)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Descendants of Martin Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Parents

FatherGebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger b. 27 January 1818, d. 29 April 1900
MotherTheresia Mueller (Miller) b. 24 October 1829, d. 1 June 1919

Children with: Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter b. 25 December 1866, d. 1 February 1958

SonJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
SonJoseph Maxmillan Durrenberger b. 14 January 1889, d. 24 March 1969
DaughterMary Petronilla Durrenberger b. 8 December 1890, d. 28 June 1971
DaughterVeronica Aurelia Durrenberger b. 10 November 1893, d. 16 February 1970
SonRaymond John Durrenberger b. 14 January 1896, d. 21 September 1987
SonPeter Simon Durrenberger b. 10 May 1898, d. 27 June 1967
DaughterAnna D. Durrenberger b. 29 April 1900, d. 9 May 1900
SonHarry Aloysius Durrenberger b. 30 September 1901, d. 30 November 1980
SonMark A. Durenberger b. 27 February 1904, d. 28 November 1907
SonSylvester Michael Durrenberger b. 5 January 1909, d. 29 January 1972
J.G. Durrenberger (front row- second from left) and his brothers and sons James and Robert ca 1940
Gebhard Durrenberger - ca 1920

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth13 July 1869Anton Durrenberger, son of Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger  and Theresia Mueller (Miller), was born on 13 July 1869 in Henderson Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.G
Marriage LicenseSeptember 1886Anton Durrenberger and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter were licensed to wed in September 1886 in Sibley County, Minnesota, United States.G
Marriage27 September 1886Anton Durrenberger married Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, daughter of Nicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) and Anna (Annie) Neuens, on 27 September 1886 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States.G

Death22 February 1930Anton Durrenberger died on 22 February 1930, at age 60, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.G1
BurialFebruary 1930He was buried in February 1930 in Calvary Cemetery in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census18701 June 1870Anton Durrenberger was enumerated on the US census of 1870 with Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger in Henderson Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Gebhard were Theresa Durrenberger (household member), Gephardt Durenberger, II (household member), Joseph Paul Durenberger (household member), Magdalena (Lena) Durrenberger (household member), Theodore N. Durenberger (household member), August (Gus) Durrenberger (household member), and Theresia Mueller (Miller) (household member.)2
Minnesota Census1 May 1885Anton Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger on the Minnesota census of 1885 in Lake Prairie, Nicollet, Minnesota, United StatesG, with Gephardt Durenberger, II, Joseph Paul Durenberger, Magdalena (Lena) Durrenberger, Theodore N. Durenberger, August (Gus) Durrenberger, Rose Margaret Durenberger, Maria (Mary) Durrenberger, and Theresia Mueller (Miller.)3
Census191030 April 1910Anton Durrenberger was enumerated on the US census of 1910 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Anton were John George Durrenberger (son), Joseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (son), Mary Petronilla Durrenberger (daughter), Veronica Aurelia Durrenberger (daughter), Raymond John Durrenberger (son), Peter Simon Durrenberger (son), Harry Aloysius Durrenberger (son), Sylvester Michael Durrenberger (son), and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter (wife.)4

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1885Farmer at Lake Prairie, Nicollet, Minnesota, United StatesG3
Occupation1895Farmer at Lake Prairie, Nicollet, Minnesota, United StatesG5
Occupation1910City marshall at Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG4

Citations

  1. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1885 Minnesota State Census
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1895 Minnesota State Census

Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter

#16, (born 25 December 1866, died 1 February 1958)
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Parents

FatherNicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) b. about 1825, d. 19 December 1900
MotherAnna (Annie) Neuens b. 30 June 1833, d. 24 May 1910

Children with: Anton Durrenberger b. 13 July 1869, d. 22 February 1930

SonJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
SonJoseph Maxmillan Durrenberger b. 14 January 1889, d. 24 March 1969
DaughterMary Petronilla Durrenberger b. 8 December 1890, d. 28 June 1971
DaughterVeronica Aurelia Durrenberger b. 10 November 1893, d. 16 February 1970
SonRaymond John Durrenberger b. 14 January 1896, d. 21 September 1987
SonPeter Simon Durrenberger b. 10 May 1898, d. 27 June 1967
DaughterAnna D. Durrenberger b. 29 April 1900, d. 9 May 1900
SonHarry Aloysius Durrenberger b. 30 September 1901, d. 30 November 1980
SonMark A. Durenberger b. 27 February 1904, d. 28 November 1907
SonSylvester Michael Durrenberger b. 5 January 1909, d. 29 January 1972
Katherine Welter, death certificate, 1958
Katherine Welter (1866-1958) and her brother Henry Welter (1857-1942)
Katherine Welter (1866-1958)
Katherine M. Welter (1884-1958)
Kate Welter Durrenbergerca 1944

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth25 December 1866Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, daughter of Nicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter)  and Anna (Annie) Neuens, was born on 25 December 1866 in Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States.G1
Marriage LicenseSeptember 1886Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter and Anton Durrenberger were licensed to wed in September 1886 in Sibley County, Minnesota, United States.G
Marriage27 September 1886Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter married Anton Durrenberger, son of Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger and Theresia Mueller (Miller), on 27 September 1886 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States.G

Death1 February 1958Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter died of decompensated heart caused by hypertensive cardiovascular disease on 1 February 1958, at age 91, at 1203 Blair Avenue in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.G1
Burial4 February 1958She was buried on 4 February 1958 in Calvary Cemetery in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
Obituary5 February 1958Obituary of Catherine Welter
Le Sueur New Herald, February 5, 1968
Funeral services for Mrs. Anton (Katherine) Durrenberger, 91, of St. Paul were held Tuesday morning at the St. Columbia's Catholic church. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Durrenberger was born December 25, 1866 in Sheboygan, Wis., moved to Le Sueur and then to St. Paul. She is survived by six sons, Peter and Sylvester, St. Paul; Harry and Raymond, West St. Paul; John of Little Falls and Joseph of Hutchinson, Kan.; two daughters, Miss Mary Durrenberger and Mrs. Harry Oberg, both of St. Paul.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Minnesota Census1 May 1875Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter was enumerated as the daughter of Nicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) on the Minnesota census of 1875 in Henderson Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United StatesG, with Henry Welter, John Welter, Mathias W. Welter, Anna Marie Welter, Charles Welter, Nicholas (Nic) Welter, Junior, Michael (Mike) Welter, Louis Welter, and Anna (Annie) Neuens.
Census188010 June 1880Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter was enumerated as the daughter of Nicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) on the US census of 1880 in Henderson Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Nicholas were John Welter (son), Anna Marie Welter (daughter), Nicholas (Nic) Welter, Junior (son), Michael (Mike) Welter (son), Louis Welter (son), Joseph Welter (son), Anton (Anthony) Welter (son), and Anna (Annie) Neuens (wife.)2
Minnesota Census13 May 1885Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter was enumerated as the daughter of Nicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) on the Minnesota census of 1885 in Henderson Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United StatesG, with John Welter, Mathias W. Welter, Nicholas (Nic) Welter, Junior, Michael (Mike) Welter, Louis Welter, Joseph Welter, Anton (Anthony) Welter, and Anna (Annie) Neuens.
Census191030 April 1910Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter was enumerated as the wife of Anton Durrenberger on the US census of 1910 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Anton were John George Durrenberger (son), Joseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (son), Mary Petronilla Durrenberger (daughter), Veronica Aurelia Durrenberger (daughter), Raymond John Durrenberger (son), Peter Simon Durrenberger (son), Harry Aloysius Durrenberger (son), and Sylvester Michael Durrenberger (son.)3
Census19303 April 1930Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter was enumerated on the US census of 1930 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Catherine were Mary Petronilla Durrenberger (daughter), Harry Aloysius Durrenberger (son), Sylvester Michael Durrenberger (son), and Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (lodger.)4
Census194019 April 1940She was enumerated on the US census of 1940 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Catherine were Mary Petronilla Durrenberger (daughter), Harry Aloysius Durrenberger (son), and Anton (Tony) Henry Schons (lodger.)5

Citations

  1. [S68] Katherine Welter, Death Certificate No. 275312 (February 4, 1958), , . Hereinafter cited as Katherine Welter, Death Certificate.
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

John George Durrenberger

#17, (born 10 August 1887, died 24 December 1974)
RelationshipGrandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Descendants of Martin Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Parents

FatherAnton Durrenberger b. 13 July 1869, d. 22 February 1930
MotherCatherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter b. 25 December 1866, d. 1 February 1958

Children with: Mary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974

SonGeneral William John Durrenberger b. 15 March 1917, d. 11 June 2002
SonDr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD b. 2 October 1918, d. 20 October 2012
SonCdr. John Anthony Durrenberger b. 22 August 1920, d. 29 September 1984
SonJames Frederick Durrenberger b. 1 January 1923, d. 15 September 2000
DaughterPatricia Mary Durrenberger b. 4 July 1926, d. 1 February 1988
John George DurrenbergerDeath Certificate - 1975
Wedding of John G. Durrenberger and Mary Angela WeibelerOctober 15, 1915
John G. Durrenberger(1887-1974)
John G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler portrait
Children of J.G. and Angela Durrenberger and their grandmother Kate Welter Durrenberger
John G. Durrenberger obituary, 1974

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth10 August 1887John George Durrenberger, son of Anton Durrenberger  and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, was born on 10 August 1887 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States.G1
Marriage20 October 1915John George Durrenberger married Mary Angela Weibeler, daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler and Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, on 20 October 1915 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+,

Wedding of J.G. Durrenberger and A. Weibeler
Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, MN October 21, 1915

INTERESTING AFFAIR BEAUTIFULLY CARRIED OUT

Miss Angela Weibeler, daughter of W.H. Weibeler, and Mr. John Durrenberger of St. Paul, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday morning, Rev. John Curry officiating.

Miss Helen Weibeler were maid of honor, and Ray Durrenberger was best man. The other attendants of the bridal party were Miss Mary Durrenberger and Miss Clara Townsend, and Messrs. Christian Weibeler and Nicholas Schons.

The bride was attired in a gown of bride's satin trimmed with Spanish lace and fur with full court train, the veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's maids were attired in yellow crepe de chene and carried pink roses.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father for the immediate relatives. The rooms were decorated beautifully with oak leaves and yellow chrysanthemums.

After an extended wedding trip through the northern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Durrenberger will be at home in Wadena.

]Those from out of town who were here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. Durrenberger, Miss Veronica Durrenberger, Peter Durrenberger, Miss Ida Tobias, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Weibeler and Mrs. Fred Heywood, of Aitken; Miss Esther Rethwill, of Le Sueur.2
WW I Military Registration5 June 1917John George Durrenberger registered for World War I military service at age 29 on 5 June 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States.G3
WW II Military Registration25 April 1942He registered for World War II military service at age 54 on 25 April 1942 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.G4
Death24 December 1974He died on 24 December 1974, at age 87, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1,5
Burial26 December 1974He was buried on 26 December 1974 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.6

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census191030 April 1910John George Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of Anton Durrenberger on the US census of 1910 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with Anton were Joseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (son), Mary Petronilla Durrenberger (daughter), Veronica Aurelia Durrenberger (daughter), Raymond John Durrenberger (son), Peter Simon Durrenberger (son), Harry Aloysius Durrenberger (son), Sylvester Michael Durrenberger (son), and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter (wife.)7
Census19205 January 1920John George Durrenberger was enumerated on the US census of 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)8
Census19307 April 1930He was enumerated on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)9
Census19404 April 1940He was enumerated on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Mary Angela Weibeler (wife), General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)10

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1910Hardware store saleman at Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG7
Occupation1917Salesman for Basley and Frosman of Chicago, Illinois at Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG3
Occupation1930Traveling paint saleman at Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG9
Occupation1940Traveling paint saleman at Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG10
Occupation1942Hardware salesman for Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk and Co. of Saint Paul, Minnesota at Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG4
Occupation1945Salesman for Masog Clothing Store at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
Occupation1955Nutrilite distributor at Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United StatesG
OccupationBetween 1961 and 1970Owner and real estate broker of J.G. Durrenberger Realty at Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG

Citations

  1. [S86] J.G. Durrenberger Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, December 26, 1974. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  2. [S88] Angela Weibeler Wedding, Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, October 21, 1915. Hereinafter cited as Belle Plaine Herald.
  3. [S234] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  5. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  6. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923136
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  10. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler

#18, (born 8 June 1839, died 27 February 1923)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Parents

FatherJohann Weibeler b. 12 November 1788, d. 23 February 1866
MotherAnna Maria Schmitz b. about 1801, d. after 1858

Children with: Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt b. 6 June 1852, d. 2 November 1907

SonGerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler b. 16 May 1874, d. 9 May 1931
DaughterAnna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler b. 8 November 1875, d. 7 November 1918
SonJohann Hubert (John) Weibeler b. 25 August 1877, d. 18 December 1877
SonFrank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler b. 25 November 1878, d. 4 August 1937
SonPeter Hubert Weibeler b. 9 September 1881, d. 9 December 1943
DaughterKatherine (Kate) Weibeler b. 19 December 1883, d. 4 March 1967
SonWilliam Mathias Weibeler b. 22 November 1886, d. 2 November 1942
DaughterClara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler b. 5 April 1889, d. 12 March 1970
DaughterMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974
SonJohn Robert Weibeler b. 16 August 1894, d. 24 March 1952
SonDr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler, DDS b. 24 April 1896, d. 3 September 1987
William H. Weibeler, death certificate, 1923
Weibeler Merchandise StoreBelle Plaine, MinnesotaPhoto owned by and courtesy of:Scott County Historical SocietyShakopee, Minnesota
William Hubert Weibeler obituary, 1923
William Hubert Weibeler obituary, 1923

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth8 June 1839William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler, son of Johann Weibeler  and Anna Maria Schmitz, was born on 8 June 1839 in Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, Germany.G1
Baptism9 June 1839William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler was baptized on 9 June 1839 in Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, Germany.G1
Immigration1867He immigrated to AmericaG in 1867.2
Psgr List13 April 18673
Naturalization1872He was naturalized in 1872.4
Marriage5 May 1873He married Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, daughter of Christian L. Schmitt and Angeline Hansen, on 5 May 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.G

Note14 October 1884Saint Paul Globe, Saint Paul, Minnesota
October 14, 1884

Dissolution of Partnership

Notice is hereby given, that the Corporation heretofore existing between Henry Theviot, Fred Luken and Wm. H. Weibeler, on the firm name of H. Theviot & Co., at Brainerd, Minnesota, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. W.H. Weibeler will continue the business in his own name, and will settle all claims against the said firm. Al debts due said firm must be paid to said W. A. Weibeler without delay. All coimmunications to be made to W.H. Weibeler, ay Belle Plaine, Minn.

Dated at Brainerd, this 9th day of October, 1884.

Henry Theviot
Fred Luken
W.H. Weibeler.
BaptismMarch 1917William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler witnessed the baptism of General William John Durrenberger in March 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States.G
Death27 February 1923William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler died of chronic myscardites and chronic bronchitis on 27 February 1923, at age 83, in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.G+5
Obituary1 March 1923Obituary of William H. Weibeler
Belle Plaine Herald, March 1, 1923

PIONEER MERCHANT DIES
WM. H. WEIBELER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON ATTAINS FINE AGE - TOOK LEADING PART FOR MANY YEARS IN CIVIC AFFAIRS

William H. Weibeler. Belle Plaine's pioneer merchant and leading figure in the public life of the community for fifty-four years, died at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Death was due to old age infirmities, his age being 83 years, 8 months and 21 days.
Since the past year he has been gradually failing in health, and for the past few weeks was unable to leave home. He was confined to his bed, however, but one day before he died.
Mr. Weibeler was one of the outstanding figures of Belle Plaine, taking at all times a keen interest in everything that related to the welfare of the community. He came here in 1869, and for a few years was a clerk in the store of A. V. Heyderstaedt. In 1872 he embarked in the mercantile business for himself and remained in this business until he sold out to Mr. Behnke in 1910.
For many years he conducted our largest store and was widely known as a very successful merchant. He served as mayor, member of the borough council and of the school board, and an officer in our various civic and fraternal organizations.
He was married here to Catherine Schmitt, daughter of the late Christian Schmitt, and to them eleven children were born, of whom two preceded him to his grave. His wife died in 1907. The surviving children are Gerhard H., Frank; Katherine and John of Belle Plaine; Peter H. of Devils Lake, N.D.; William M. of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Clara Heywood of Minneapolis, Mrs. Angela Durrenberger of Perham, Dr. Christian Weibeler of Adrian. One sister survives him, Mrs. G. Hilgers of Jordan.
Mr. Weibeler was a native of Germany, born in the city of Butzheim, and he came to this country in 1868, locating at Jordan. He moved to Belle Plaine the following year and remained here ever since.
The funeral will be held Friday morning, with services at Sts. Peter and Paul's church at 9 o'clock.
Burial2 March 1923He was buried on 2 March 1923 in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.6
BiographyWILLIAM HUBERT WEIBLER
Written by Earl Weibeler

On June 8, 1837 my great grandfather, Wilhelm Hubert Weipler, was born in Butzheim Germany, a small town with a population of five- hundred in the Rhine Province near Cologne. He was the only one out of a family of thirteen to leave Germany for the New World. It is possible that poverty in the family, due to his fathers handicap, delayed his departure until he was thirty. His father had lost an arm in the Napoleanic War. He left Germany in1867. While going through Customs, his first name was Americanized and his last name was misspelled, according to the way it sounded to the Custom's Officer. His new name was William Hubert Weibeler. From New York he set out for Chicago. To reach Chicago, he boarded a train whose cars closely resembled those used to transport cattle. According to my information, he remained in Chicago only short time. While there, he stayed with relatives or friends from his home town, "William," or "W.H.", as he would later come to be known. He was an ambitious man, however he decided to leave Chicago, despite the opportunities it held. It seemed that he preferred a small town much like Butzheim, to a city the size of Chicago. His dislike for large cities and perhaps Chicago in particular, was later to cost him and his heirs a fortune.

After learning he had relatives living in Jordan, a small town in Minnesota, he made the long hard trip up the Mississippi River to St. Paul by riverboat, and then on to Jordan by stagecoach, or on the railroad which had just been completed. W. H. spent only a few days in Jordan visiting relatives because he soon found a job as a clerk, working for a Mr. Heyderstadt, a store owner from Belle Plaine, a small town seven miles away. Belle Plaine was very much like his home town in Germany. The population was around 497 when he arrived, but was to double within 25 years. He worked for Heyderstadt for only a few months. During this time he learned all he could about the operation of the store and about business in general. Heyderstadt's store was small, and there was much more to be learned at the large general store in the center of town, so he waited for an opening and then went to work for Jim Jordan as a clerk. Most of the men who came into the area were looking only for rich land along the Minnesota River to farm. Labor in town was at a premium, and anyone who was willing and available for steady work was paid a very livable wage. W. H. saved much of the money he made, and soon started looking for places to invest it. He bought tracts of land through out the town and in surrounding areas. By 1871, he opened up a confectionery in the front of the old Belle Plaine Hotel. Although he was still working for Mr. Jordan as an assistant or head clerk, his own small store was beginning to make him a reasonable profit. In 1872 he was approached by several other local business men for the purpose of buying land in the city of Chicago. A fire had recently swept through that city. W. H. rejected the idea. He did not think that a new city would be built over the site of the old one. A dislike for large cities may have also entered into his decision. Much of the profit he had made up to this time was on farm land in the area, so he invested his money in land in North Dakota instead. This land was to be sold later for nearly no profit at all.

On May 5, 1873, W. H. married Catherine Schmitt, the daughter of a local brewery owner, Christian Schmitt. He and his new wife took an apartment in the hotel over his confectionery store where was now working full time. Two years later, in the summer of 1875, Jim Jordan's general store burned to the ground. Jordan decided not to rebuild. He sold the land to W. H., who built a small wooden frame structure to house his confectionery, which was now expanding into a general store. As his sales increased, he expanded the store by building a warehouse in back for storage. With the increased space he began to buy merchandise by the carload. Soon it became evident that the building that housed his store was far to small. In1882 he tore down the old wood structure and replaced it with a larger brick structure. His was the largest general store in a town, whose population was near seven hundred. The store was divided into three sections, each was completely separate from the other by a wall. In one section, he sold clothing, in another, groceries and in the third, hardware. The rear and second floor of the building were his living quarters. These quarters were very large and decorated lavishly. At the time they were built, he had three or four children. Because he expected his family to grow, his home was designed with seven bedrooms. This planning was to pay off, for he was to have eleven children in all. The first floor in the rear of the store held the dining room and the kitchen. Above the kitchen were the maids' quarters, which consisted of three bedrooms. W. H. needed a number of maids, because he fed the eighteen clerks who worked in his store dinner each working day. His dining room was two floors high and measured fifteen by thirty feet. The dining room table was five feet wide and long enough to seat twenty people. It was covered by a lace table cloth which extended over the table on all sides. The living room was on the second floor. It was larger than the dining room. Behind the living room were the seven bedrooms. W. H. had running cold water on the first floor. He accomplished this by running a pipe under the road to the municipal well, which was forty feet from the house. This well had a windmill pump and a twenty foot high water tower.

The most unique aspect of his house was the large ballroom, which was adjacent to the living room. It was so large that it was sometimes used for basketball games. According to Harold Albrecht, the town historian, and author of several books about Belle Plaine, "Weibler Hall dates from the1870's". It was above the store owned by the same family. Up the stairs went crowds of Belle Plainites to the world of entertainment. These included home-talent plays, School entertainments, graduations, lectures, parish fairs, and dinners, wondering minstrel shows; even a Ringling Bros. Circus performance, athletic events, dances, masquerade balls--all the excitement in entertainment the town enjoyed.

The same year he built the store, W. H. bought the Dakota House which contained a hotel, a bar, and a restaurant. This must have been a profitable venture, for information I have, speaks of local hotels filling up with new faces each night. These people were passing through in search of new land to farm. W. H. did not undertake the operation of this hotel, he instead hired others to run it for him. He did the same with a drug store he built next to his general store. On a lot behind the general store he built another hotel. The front of the building still bears the name Weibeler on a metal plaque. He sold a section of land near the general store to a brother-in law for use in establishing the first bank in Belle Plaine.

W.H. was very much a part of life in Belle Plaine. The ways Weibeler Hall was used, shows he was culturally minded. This may have been spurred on by the pride he took in showing off his children's talents. He insisted that each one learn to play a musical instrument. A record of the school musical club in 1900, indicates that five of it's twelve members were his children. He was also involved in many of the town's civic enterprises. In 1896 he was elected Mayor. His campaign coincided with that of presidential hopeful, William Jennings Bryan. During his campaign Bryan made a train stop in Belle Plaine. Clara Weibeler, one of W. H.'s daughters, presented Bryan with a bouquet of flowers after his speech. W. H. was also a councilman, a member of the school board, and the River Commission. He was also one of the major contributors to the establishment of the Catholic Church, Sts. Peter and Paul. Those that remember him say that he and his family were almost always at church on Sunday. He would often invite friends over on Sunday by suggesting that they stop by on the way to church. He and his guests would then walk to church together. After the service they would then return home for a Sunday afternoon dinner. Although he was seldom late for mass, the priests had learned that they better not start the service without him. In the middle of the afternoon he would gather up his family and any lingering guests, and all would attend Benediction. When W. H. went to church, everyone went to church. William Hubert was literally the "Godfather" in Belle Plaine. He was present, in that capacity, for many of the christenings in town. He made one stipulation before he would consent to be the Godfather of a child. All of his godchildren had to take "Hubert" as their middle name. I have not been able to uncover the significance of this request. St. Hubert is the patron saint of dog-bite (hydrophobia) victims. Hydrophobia was greatly feared at that time.

W.H. raised his children strictly, as was the custom of the times. Besides requiring training in the arts, he also insisted that each child receive a higher education. He sent all of his children to a college in the area. With the education they received at the University of Minnesota, St. John's, St. Benedict, and Mankato, many of his children were attracted by life and opportunities which existed outside of the boundaries of Belle Plaine.

Kate was the only child to remain in Belle Plaine after her father's death in 1923. She continued to run the confectionery, which was a small part of the general store her father had established. In 1960, she closed the confectionery, and sold the entire building to the Coast to Coast Co. Today the building houses a hardware store, which is part of the Coast to Coast National chain. The living room and ballroom are used for storage, and the dining room, kitchen, and maid's quarters, all of which are in the rear of the building, are rented out as an apartment. Today, there are no Weibelers living in Belle Plaine. All the land and properties in and around town have been sold. The name of "Weibeler" is remembered only by those interested in the town's early history, or by those who frequented my aunt Kate's confectionery. The building bearing the Weibeler name, which W. H. had built as a hotel, is now a bar. While I was in Belle Plaine gathering information for this paper, I went into that bar. When I told the bartender that my great-grandfather had built the building, he appeared unimpressed, and responded with what I considered to be a disinterested "So"?

Although the name of one of Belle Plaine's early founders is nearly forgotten, it's a name like many others that helped to build the towns, large and small, which sprang up during the frontier period of our country.
Probate24 March 1923The estate of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler was probated on 24 March 1923 in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota, United States.G
Will1 July 1920He left a will on 1 July 1920 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Will of William H. Weibeler
July 1, 1920

In the Name of God, Amen

I, William H. Weibeler of Belle Plaine in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore made, ordain and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

First, I order and direct that my executors hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be out of the Life Ins. Policy of the German R. Catholic Benevolent Society of St. Paul.

Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, then out of the rest of the money of said Ins. Policy shall be $100 paid to the parish priest of the St. Peter & Paul Church of Belle Plaine, Minn. for masses for the reposed of souls of my wife, my daughter Marie and myself, jointly. If there is some money on hand out of the above named Life Ins. Policy then shall be paid below named amounts to the children, what paid to my son Christian Weibeler Education at the University of Minnesota, as follows:

1. To my son W.M. Weibeler for boarding him for 3 years at 9 months each year total 27 months at $15.00 a month - $405.00 with interest at 4 per cent from June 1, 1917.
2. To my son Peter H. Weibeler for same purpose $115.00. Interest at 4% from June 1, 1917.
3. To my daughter Katharine Weibeler for same purpose $100 Int. at 4% from June 1, 1917.
4. To my daughter Clara Haywood, nee Weibeler, for same purpose $10.00 with interest at 4% from June 1, 1917.
5. To my daughter Angela Durrenberger nee Weibeler, for same purpose $70.00 Int. at 4% from June 1, 1917.

If there is a Bal of the above named policy named not in of the pay all of this, then to the other policy of Life Ins. shall cover the rest and the Bal of same shall be divided between the four youngest children. The stock of One Thousand ($1000.00) dollars in the First Nat. Bank of Belle Plaine, Minn. shall go to my son John Weibeler. I don’t think there be any debts when I shall leave this world, but there should be any, they should be paid out of the Life Ins. I also declare my estate shall be divided between my 9 children equal shares, after the respective amounts, what the other herein named children already have received the bal. of the children shall get first the equal amount what the others get, first out of my estate, then the remaining will then be equal divided between the 9 children.

Now comes what the other children already received:

1. My son G.H. Weibeler has a house and lots deeded to him in the amount of twelve hundred ($1200.00) Dollars.
2. My son Frank Weibeler the sum of $1200.00 when he went into bankruptcy at Iona, Minn.
3. My son Peter H. Weibeler the sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars when he went into bankruptcy and paid afterwards for him. I don’t hope, the selling of my property will be made in a hurry, as to receive a fair price for the Stores. The land and other lots will the administrators in consulting the other children sell as they see fit.

I also have several shares in a mining company in the State of Washington, of this I give first to my son W.M. Weibeler 250 shares, my daughter Clara Heywood born Weibeler 250 shares, my daughter Angela Durrenberger nee Weibeler 500 shares, my son John Weibeler and also Christian J. Weibeler each 500 shares, then the Bal. of the shares of said mining company shall be divided equally between the 9 children.

Have also a mining stock in Colorado, but don’t know much about this, but these shall also go to my son John, and Christian J. Weibeler, to each 500 shares, and the bal. to be divided equal again, should there be any dividend declared by the Mining Co. shall be divided equal as per shares.

Have also a note & a transfer of an Ins. Policy on the life of M.F. Foley. Should Mrs. Foley or any of their heirs pay of the Note then executors will sign over the Note & Policy. If M.P. Foley is dead then the executor shall get the note paid and if there is a Bal. to pay same to Mrs. Foley of their heirs and the proceeds of the note shall be divided equally. To repeat my intention, the amount paid to the 3 oldest boys already, the same amount must be first paid out of any money coming in to the 6 remaining children.

The Datmor Piano shall belong to the 3 girls, and they may agree between themselves who will have it, and they must pay the other 2 girls $75.00 each. I also give the 3 girls the silverware, and to Katherine all the Chinaware. My Life Ins. Policy of the G.R.C. Benevolent Society is signed to my son G.H. Weibeler, but the intention what shall be done with the money is herein clear and stated, and agreed by him.

Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint my sons, G.H. Weibeler and W.M. Weibeler to be executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunder subscribed my name and affixed my seal the first day of July, 1920
“William H. Weibeler” Seal.

This instrument was, on the day of the date thereof, signed, published and declared by the said testator to be his last will and testament, in the presence, who, at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other.

H.E. Fay residing at Belle Plaine, Minn.

F.J. Connelly residing at Belle Plaine.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Minnesota Census16 May 1885William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler was enumerated on the Minnesota census of 1885 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present were Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt (wife), Gerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler (son), Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (daughter), Frank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler (son), Peter Hubert Weibeler (son), Katherine (Kate) Weibeler (daughter), John Henry Brabender (household member), and Francis (Frank) H. Hilgers (household member.)7
Census19001 June 1900He was enumerated on the US census of 1900 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with William were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler (daughter), Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (daughter), Mary Angela Weibeler (daughter), Peter Hubert Weibeler (son), William Mathias Weibeler (son), Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler, DDS (son), Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt (wife), John Robert Weibeler (son), and Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (daughter.)2
Census192020 January 1920He was enumerated on the US census of 1920 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with William were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler (daughter.)4

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
Occupation1866Farmer at Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG
Occupation1900Merchant, store owner, and mayor at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+2

Citations

  1. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  5. [S94] William H. Weibeler, Death Certificate (February 2, 1923), , . Hereinafter cited as William H. Weibeler Death Certificate.
  6. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 123007628
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1885 Minnesota State Census

Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt

#19, (born 6 June 1852, died 2 November 1907)
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Parents

FatherChristian L. Schmitt b. 29 September 1817, d. 13 June 1904
MotherAngeline Hansen b. 25 April 1817, d. 11 July 1893

Children with: William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler b. 8 June 1839, d. 27 February 1923

SonGerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler b. 16 May 1874, d. 9 May 1931
DaughterAnna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler b. 8 November 1875, d. 7 November 1918
SonJohann Hubert (John) Weibeler b. 25 August 1877, d. 18 December 1877
SonFrank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler b. 25 November 1878, d. 4 August 1937
SonPeter Hubert Weibeler b. 9 September 1881, d. 9 December 1943
DaughterKatherine (Kate) Weibeler b. 19 December 1883, d. 4 March 1967
SonWilliam Mathias Weibeler b. 22 November 1886, d. 2 November 1942
DaughterClara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler b. 5 April 1889, d. 12 March 1970
DaughterMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974
SonJohn Robert Weibeler b. 16 August 1894, d. 24 March 1952
SonDr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler, DDS b. 24 April 1896, d. 3 September 1987

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth6 June 1852Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, daughter of Christian L. Schmitt  and Angeline Hansen, was born on 6 June 1852 in Dörbach, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.G1
Immigration1867Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt immigrated to AmericaG in 1867.2
Marriage5 May 1873She married William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler, son of Johann Weibeler and Anna Maria Schmitz, on 5 May 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.G

Death2 November 1907Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt died of nephritis on 2 November 1907, at age 55, in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.G+3
Burial6 November 1907She was buried on 6 November 1907 in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.4
Obituary11 November 1907Obituary of Catherine Schmitt Weibeler
Belle Plaine Herald, November 11, 1907
Mrs. William H. Weibeler Is Dead
End Is Sudden - When Hopes For Recovery Are Strongest, Death Ends the Long Trail. Funeral Is a Most Remarkable Spectacle. Friends Assemble From Far and Near and Funeral is Large Beyond Comparison
Mrs. William Weibeler died on Saturday noon, Nov. 2nd, 1907.
Seldom has a death in the community aroused such a universal concern. Through a long and lingering illness, the family and friends were somewhat prepared for this end, yet hope for recovery had never ceased and the shock of death was keenly felt by the sorrowing family and wide circle of friends.
She was the daughter of the late Christian Schmitt and was born in Doerbach, Germany, June 6, 1852. She came with her parents to this country in 1867, and after staying for a short while in Chicago, came to Belle Plaine in the same year.
In 1873 she was married to William H. Weibeler. Eleven children were born to them, of whom ten are living; namely, Gerhard H., Miss Mayme, Frank, Peter, Miss Katherine, William, Miss Clara, Miss Angela, John and Christian. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. Bowler, of Denver, Colo., and two brothers, Jacob and Matt Schmitt of Belle Plaine.
The floral offerings were the largest and most beautiful ever seen here. Various local societies, businessmen's organizations and private individuals presented a wealth of flowers.
During the funeral which was held on Wednesday morning, all places of business and the public school was closed. The funeral was the largest that has ever been witnessed in Belle Plaine. St. Peter and Paul's church was crowded as it has never been, and the occasion of the burial of this most esteemed woman brought so many here from abroad that the number of visitors, it would seem, was the greatest that had ever gathered here. The widespread interest and sympathy expressed in the death of Mrs. Weibeler by this great concourse of people represents the degree in which she was beloved and to which the knowledge of her beautiful personality had spread.
A solemn requiem mass was celebrated with Father Raymond as the celebrant. Father Guido, O. F. M., of Chaska; Father Rufinius, O. F. M., of Waconia; Father Suitbertus, O. F. M. of St. Benedict; and Father Herbert O. F. M., of Union Hill, occupied places in the sanctuary. Father Raymond preached the funeral sermon.
Among the many who came to the funeral were Mrs. S. Bowler, of Denver, Col., Mr. and Mrs. H. Theviot, of Brainerd; Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Hilgers, of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nicolin, Mrs. John Bailey and Joe Schmitt of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Gericke, of Lake Mills, Wis.; Peter and Matt Monzel, of Webster, S. D. The number from the neighboring places of Jordan, Shakopee, Henderson, LeSueur, Green Isle, Norwood and numerous other adjoining localities was very large.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census18702 June 1870Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt was enumerated on the US census of 1870 with Christian L. Schmitt in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with Christian were John Schmitt (household member), Jacob (Jake) Schmitt (household member), Mary (Maria) Schmitt (household member), Peter Schmitt (household member), Mathias Schmitt (household member), and Angeline Hansen (household member.)5
Minnesota Census16 May 1885Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt was enumerated as the wife of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the Minnesota census of 1885 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+, with Gerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler, Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler, Frank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler, Peter Hubert Weibeler, Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, John Henry Brabender, and Francis (Frank) H. Hilgers.6
Census19001 June 1900Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt was enumerated as the wife of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the US census of 1900 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with William were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler (daughter), Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (daughter), Mary Angela Weibeler (daughter), Peter Hubert Weibeler (son), William Mathias Weibeler (son), Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler, DDS (son), John Robert Weibeler (son), and Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (daughter.)2

Citations

  1. [S163] Tombstone inscription, , ; .
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  3. [S95] Catherine Schmitt, Death Certificate , , . Hereinafter cited as Catherine Schmitt Death Certificate.
  4. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 123007429
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1885 Minnesota State Census

Mary Angela Weibeler

#20, (born 5 September 1891, died 5 January 1974)
RelationshipGrandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Parents

FatherWilliam (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler b. 8 June 1839, d. 27 February 1923
MotherKatherine (Katharina) Schmitt b. 6 June 1852, d. 2 November 1907

Children with: John George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974

SonGeneral William John Durrenberger b. 15 March 1917, d. 11 June 2002
SonDr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD b. 2 October 1918, d. 20 October 2012
SonCdr. John Anthony Durrenberger b. 22 August 1920, d. 29 September 1984
SonJames Frederick Durrenberger b. 1 January 1923, d. 15 September 2000
DaughterPatricia Mary Durrenberger b. 4 July 1926, d. 1 February 1988
Mary Angela Weibeler, State Normal School graduation, 1912
Mary Angela Weibeleras a young girl ca 1905
Mary Angela WeibelerBaby Photo
Mary Angela Weibeler(1891-1974)
Mary Angela Weibeler and Georgiana St MartinAt the wedding of Warren M Gordon and Patricia Durrenberger - 1946(the mothers of the bride and husband)
Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
Mary Angela Weibeler as a young woman
John G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler portrait
Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
J. G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler wedding, 1915

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth5 September 1891Mary Angela Weibeler, daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler  and Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, was born on 5 September 1891 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Graduation24 May 1912Mary Angela Weibeler graduated from State Normal SchoolG in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United StatesG, on 24 May 1912. She earned a degree in Elementary Education.
Marriage20 October 1915She married John George Durrenberger, son of Anton Durrenberger and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, on 20 October 1915 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+,

Wedding of J.G. Durrenberger and A. Weibeler
Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, MN October 21, 1915

INTERESTING AFFAIR BEAUTIFULLY CARRIED OUT

Miss Angela Weibeler, daughter of W.H. Weibeler, and Mr. John Durrenberger of St. Paul, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday morning, Rev. John Curry officiating.

Miss Helen Weibeler were maid of honor, and Ray Durrenberger was best man. The other attendants of the bridal party were Miss Mary Durrenberger and Miss Clara Townsend, and Messrs. Christian Weibeler and Nicholas Schons.

The bride was attired in a gown of bride's satin trimmed with Spanish lace and fur with full court train, the veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's maids were attired in yellow crepe de chene and carried pink roses.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father for the immediate relatives. The rooms were decorated beautifully with oak leaves and yellow chrysanthemums.

After an extended wedding trip through the northern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Durrenberger will be at home in Wadena.

]Those from out of town who were here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. Durrenberger, Miss Veronica Durrenberger, Peter Durrenberger, Miss Ida Tobias, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Weibeler and Mrs. Fred Heywood, of Aitken; Miss Esther Rethwill, of Le Sueur.2
Death5 January 1974Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 January 1974, at age 82, at Saint Gabriel's HospitalG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+3,4
Obituary7 January 1974Obituary of M. Angela Weibeler
Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, January 7, 1974
Mrs. J.G. Durrenberger
Mrs. John G. (M. Angela) Durrenberger, 82, a resident of the Pine Edge Inn, Little Falls, died Saturday afternoon in St. Gabriel's Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1891, in Belle Plaine, Minn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Weibeler. She attended Mankato Teachers College, and had taught in New Prague. She married John G. (Jack) Durrenberger, Oct. 20, 1914, and they had lived in Wadena and in Perham most of their married life. They came to Little Falls in 1945, operated the West Side Clothing Store for a number of years, and had lived here ever since. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, in Perham, and of St. Gabriel's Hospital Auxiliary.
Mrs. Durrenberger is survived by her husband; four sons and one daughter: Maj. Gen (Ret.) William J. Durrenberger, Des Moines, Iowa; Dr. Robert W., Phoenix, Ariz.; James F., Golita, Calif.; John A., Valparaiso, Fla., and Mrs. Warren (Patricia) Gordon Jr., Little Falls; also 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, Dr. C.J. Weibeler, lives in Adrian, Minn.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, with the Requiem Mass concelebrated by Rev. John Laky and Rev. Adrian Tirbak. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been made at the Simonet Funeral Home, where calling hours begin today at 4 p.m. The parish prayer services will be held there at 8 p.m., and the Knights of Columbus will pray the Office of the Dead at 8:30 p.m. today.3
Burial8 January 1974She was buried on 8 January 1974 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.5

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19001 June 1900Mary Angela Weibeler was enumerated as the daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the US census of 1900 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Also present with William were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler (daughter), Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (daughter), Peter Hubert Weibeler (son), William Mathias Weibeler (son), Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler, DDS (son), Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt (wife), John Robert Weibeler (son), and Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (daughter.)6
Census19205 January 1920Mary Angela Weibeler was enumerated as the wife of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son) and Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son.)7
Census19307 April 1930Mary Angela Weibeler was enumerated as the wife of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)8
Census19404 April 1940Mary Angela Weibeler was enumerated as the wife of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)9

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
OccupationAbout 1915School teacher at New Prague, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United StatesG3

Citations

  1. [S92] Angela Weibeler, Birth Certificate No. A-212-45 (11 February 1892), , .
  2. [S88] Angela Weibeler Wedding, Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, October 21, 1915. Hereinafter cited as Belle Plaine Herald.
  3. [S85] M. Angela Weibeler Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, January 7, 1974. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  4. [S219] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002)
  5. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 126922855
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census
  7. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  8. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  9. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

General William John Durrenberger

#21, (born 15 March 1917, died 11 June 2002)
RelationshipUncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Martin Durrenberger

Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
MotherMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974

Children with: Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai b. 7 May 1923, d. 3 February 2002

SonWilliam John Durrenberger, Jr b. 19 September 1949
SonRobert Scott Durrenberger b. 6 April 1952
SonPhilip Michael Durrenberger b. 5 April 1961
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William and Polly Durrenberger - 2000
Major General William J. Durrenberger
Robert and Bernadine Durrenberger, June Durrenberger, Polly and Bill Durrenberger
Polly and Bill Durrenberger with children Bill and Bob - ca 1960

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth15 March 1917General William John Durrenberger, son of John George Durrenberger  and Mary Angela Weibeler, was born on 15 March 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States.G
BaptismMarch 1917General William John Durrenberger was baptized in March 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States.G
Marriage3 January 1947He married Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai, daughter of Attilio Giuseppe Pagliai and Elvira Montorsi, on 3 January 1947 in London, Greater London, England.G

NoteDecember 1965The following article appreared in the Fergus Falls Minnesota Daily Journal on December 10,1965.

Perham's Class of 1935 to Have Two Generals
Col. William J. Durrenberger, 48, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Durrenberger of Perham, has been nominated by President Johnson for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Col. Durrenberger is commander of the Tank Automotive Center, Warren, Michigan.

He becomes the second member of the Perham High School class of 1935 to attain the rank of general, joining Brig. Gen. Oaul A. Feyereisen.
Biography1970Born in Wadena, Minnesota, on 15 March 1917, William J. Durrenberger graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and was commissioned through ROTC. He then volunteered for active duty and trained at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in ammunition manufacturing, followed by duty from 1940 to 1942 as Property and Transportation Officer at the Elwood Ordnance Plant in Illinois, a shell and bomb loading, assembly, and packing plant.
Following automotive maintenance training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and tank maintenance training at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois Durrenberger next served in 1943 as Tank Maintenance and Repair Officer at the Red River Ordnance Depot, Texas. Later that year overseas service followed as a Technical Intelligence Officer in the European Theater, specializing in German and Italian combat vehicles. He returned to the United States in 1947 to serve in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (OCO) in Washington, D.C., first as guided Missile and Rocket Design and Development Officer then, from 1948 to 1951, as Technical Operations Officer, Rocket Branch.
Durrenberger continued his association with the Ordnance Department's burgeoning missile program, which increasingly centered on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he reported for duty in 1951 as Director of Projects, responsible for coordinating the growing number of guided missile and rocket programs. In 1952 he was assigned as Assistant Director of the Ordnance Missile Laboratories at Redstone, an organization he helped create.
Durrenberger's range of talents continued to grow. Earning a Master's of Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1954, he returned to OCO to serve as Technical Director, Financial Management System Office, and then as Executive Officer in the Comptroller Office. In 1956 he returned to Redstone Arsenal as Chief of the Financial Management Office, Army Ballistic Missile Agency. With the establishment of the U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Command at Redstone in 1958, he was assigned as its Comptroller.
Following graduation from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1960, Durrenberger's career took yet another turn when he joined the J-4 Division (Logistics) of the joint United Nations and US Forces Command Korea as Chief, Logistic Plans Branch. In 1961 he returned to the United States to serve as Deputy Commandant, Ordnance Weapons Command, Rock Island, Illinois, and then as Chief of Staff when that organization was redesignated the US Army Weapons Command under the newly established Army Materiel Command.
In 1963 Durrenberger took command of the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, where he was responsible for developing or improving a wide range of small arms, to include the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun. In 1965 he assumed command of the Army Tank-Automotive Center in Warren, Michigan then returned to Rock Island in 1966 as Commanding General of the US Army Weapons Command. He assumed his last active duty position in 1968 as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, later redesignated Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, at Headquarters US Army Pacific. MG Durrenberger retired in 1970 after 30 years of distinguished service. He died on 11 June 2002 in Aurora, Illinois.
Death11 June 2002General William John Durrenberger died on 11 June 2002, at age 85, at McAuley Manor in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States.G
Obituary15 June 2002The Des Moines Register, (IA) - June 15, 2002

William John Durrenberger, 85, of the 2700 block of Lynner Drive died of a heart ailment Tuesday at McAuley Manor in Aurora, Ill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Basilica of St. Johns, of which he was a member. Entombment will be at Merle Hay Mausoleum.

Mr. Durrenberger was born in Wadena, Minn., and had lived in Des Moines since 1970. He was a retired career Army officer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by three sons, William Jr. of Sugar Grove, Ill., Robert of San Diego and Phillip of Des Moines a brother, Robert of Arizona and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Merle Hay Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.
Burial17 June 2002He was buried on 17 June 2002 in Merle Hay Mausoleum in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19205 January 1920General William John Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son) and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)2
Census19307 April 1930General William John Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)3
Census19404 April 1940General William John Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Mary Angela Weibeler (wife), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)4
ResidenceFrom 1970 to 2002General William John Durrenberger resided in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG, from 1970 to 2002.

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
OccupationMajor General in the US Army

Citations

  1. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923358
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger

#22, (born 22 August 1920, died 29 September 1984)
RelationshipUncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Martin Durrenberger

Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
MotherMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974

Children with: Erlene Bailey b. 30 August 1918, d. 5 May 2015

DaughterDiane Durrenberger b. about 1947
SonThomas Edward Durrenberger b. about 1950
SonAlan A. Durrenberger b. 29 October 1954
John A. Durrenberger receiving a Presidential Citation - 1965
John A. Durrenberger(1920-1984)
John A. DurrenbergerWorld War II photograph
John A. DurrenbergerMilitary photo - ca WW II(1920-1984)
John and Erlene Durrenberger
John A. Durrenberger article, 1967
John Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth22 August 1920Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, son of John George Durrenberger  and Mary Angela Weibeler, was born on 22 August 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.G
Military14 June 1942Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger served in the the military on 14 June 1942.1
Marriage19 June 1946He married Erlene Bailey on 19 June 1946 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.G

2
Military7 July 1946Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger served in the the military on 7 July 1946.1
Note1976John and Erlene were separated December 27, 1976.2
Divorce29 March 1979He and Erlene Bailey were divorced on 29 March 1979 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.G2
Marriage3 July 1980Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger married Karleen Anne Murphy, daughter of John A. Murphy, on 3 July 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.G

3
NoteJohn and Karleen were separated September 30, 1981.2
Divorce30 September 1982Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger and Karleen Anne Murphy were divorced on 30 September 1982 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.G2
Death29 September 1984Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger died of heart attack at his hotel while on vacation on 29 September 1984, at age 64, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.G
Burial11 October 1984He was buried on 11 October 1984 in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United StatesG.4
Obituary11 October 1984Obituary of John A. Durrenberger, Washington Post, October 11, 1984

On Saturday, September 29, 1984 in Munich, West Germany; John A. Durrenberger of Arlington, Va., beloved father of Diane Levy, Thomas E. and Alan A. Durrenberger; he is also survived by three brothers; one sister; and one grandson. Graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, October 11 at 1 pm. Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home.
Obituary12 October 1984The Washington Post (DC) - October 12, 1984

John A. Durrenberger, 64, a retired civilian operations analyst with the Air Force who was a senior staff member of the Institute for Defense Analyses for nine years before retiring a second time in August 1984, died Sept. 29 at a hotel in Munich after a heart attack.

A resident of Arlington since 1975, he was vacationing in Europe when he was stricken.

Mr. Durrenberger was a native of Minnesota and earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He served on active Navy duty during World War II and retired from the Reserves in 1980 with the rank of commander.

He joined the Air Force Department in the 1940s. He held posts at its tactical warfare center, at its headquarters in Europe and at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where he retired in 1975. He joined IDA when he moved to the Washington area.

His marriages to the former Erlene Bailey and the former Karleen Milnick ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children by his first marriage, Diane Levy of Fort Myers, Fla., Thomas E., of Niceville, Fla., and Alan A., of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, retired Army Maj. Gen. William Durrenberger of Des Moines, Dr. Robert Durrenberger of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jim Durrenberger of Goleta, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Gordon of Tampa, Fla., and one grandchild.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19307 April 1930Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)5
Census19404 April 1940Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Mary Angela Weibeler (wife), General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)6
Residence1979Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger resided at 60 South Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesG, in 1979.2

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
OccupationBetween 1967 and 1970Director of Operations, Analysis Branch, USAFE (US Air Force in Europe) at Wiesbaden, GermanyG

Citations

  1. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
  4. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 34794032
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  6. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD

#23, (born 2 October 1918, died 20 October 2012)
RelationshipUncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Martin Durrenberger

Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
MotherMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974

Children with: Bernadine Ann Stiegel b. 30 November 1924

SonDaniel Joseph Durrenberger b. 26 February 1952, d. 26 March 2009
DaughterMary Ann Durrenberger b. 23 March 1954
Robert W. Durrenberger
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
Robert W. Durrenberger ca 1940
Robert and Bernadine Durrenberger, June Durrenberger, Polly and Bill Durrenberger
Robert W. Durrenberger and Bernadine Steigel wedding party - 1946
Robert W. Durrenberger and Bernadine Steigel wedding party - 1946
Robert W. Durrenberger biography, 2012
Patricia and Robert Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth2 October 1918Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, son of John George Durrenberger  and Mary Angela Weibeler, was born on 2 October 1918 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.G
BaptismOctober 1918Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, was baptized in October 1918 at Saint Henry Catholic ChurchG, in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.G
EducationHe was educated He received the following degrees: B.S., Moorhead State College; B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Inducted into the Military16 October 1940He was inducted into the military on 16 October 1940 at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United StatesG. Robert enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was shown as 70 inches in height and 162 pounds.
Engagement25 December 1945He and Bernadine Ann Stiegel were engaged on 25 December 1945.
Marriage15 July 1946Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, married Bernadine Ann Stiegel, daughter of Joseph Andrew Stiegel and Bernadine Nora (Bunny) Randall, on 15 July 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+

AdoptionMarch 1952Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, witnessed the adoption of Daniel Joseph Durrenberger in March 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States.G
AdoptionMarch 1954Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, witnessed the adoption of Mary Ann Durrenberger in March 1954 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States.G
Death20 October 2012Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, died on 20 October 2012, at age 94, in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.G
Obituary24 October 2012Obituary of Robery W. Durrenberger

Robert W. Durrenberger, 94, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on October 20, 2012.

Robert was born in Perham, Minnesota to John and Angela Durrenberger. He served his country during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged as a Major.

Bob studied at Moorhead State University, Cal Tech and earned his MA from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D from UCLA.

He was a College Professor for the University of Kentucky, then at Cal State Northridge. In 1971, he and his family moved to Arizona where he became a full time professor of Geography at Arizona State University. While there, he established the Arizona State Climate Office

In retirement, Bob enjoyed golfing with friends, playing bridge and life at Royal Oaks Retirement Community.

He is preceded in death by his son, Dan Durrenberger. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernadine A. Durrenberger and his daughter, Mary Ann Marasco and her husband, Mike, 3 grandchildren, Dylan Marasco, Amy Armstrong (Patrick) and Kristen Gowen-MacDonald (William), and 2 beautiful great grandchildren, Emily and Taylor Armstong.
Funeral29 October 2012His funeral was held on 29 October 2012 at Saint Clement of Rome Catholic ChurchG, in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.G

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19205 January 1920Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son) and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)1
Census19307 April 1930Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)2
Census19404 April 1940Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Mary Angela Weibeler (wife), General William John Durrenberger (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)3
ResidenceFrom 1971 to 2012Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD, resided in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG, from 1971 to 2012.

Occupations

LabelDateOccupation
OccupationFrom 1958 to 1971Founding faculty member and Professor of Geography at California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United StatesG

Citations

  1. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  3. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

Patricia Mary Durrenberger

#24, (born 4 July 1926, died 1 February 1988)
RelationshipMother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsBox Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Descendants of Martin Durrenberger
Indented Pedigree of Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Warren M. Gordon III and Margaret E. Fraser (his 5th cousin)

Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
MotherMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974

Children with: Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, b. 1 July 1919, d. 27 March 1980

SonWarren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III b. 17 June 1947
DaughterSuzanne Marie Gordon b. 10 January 1950
DaughterNancy Ann Gordon b. 20 August 1954
SonJames Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon b. 8 December 1956, d. 19 March 2010
Patricia Mary DurrenbergerChildhood Photographca 1927
Patricia Mary DurrenbergerHigh School Photographca 1944
Patricia Mary DurrenbergerHigh School Photographca 1944
Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
Patricia and Robert Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth4 July 1926Patricia Mary Durrenberger, daughter of John George Durrenberger  and Mary Angela Weibeler, was born on 4 July 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.G
BaptismJuly 1926Patricia Mary Durrenberger was baptized in July 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.G
GraduationJune 1944She graduated from Perham High SchoolG, in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG, in June 1944.
Marriage License2 August 1946She and Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, were licensed to wed on 2 August 1946 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+1
Marriage14 August 1946Patricia Mary Durrenberger married Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon, Sr, and Georgianna St. Martin, on 14 August 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+,

They held their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club.2
Death1 February 1988Patricia Mary Durrenberger died of acute pulmonary embolism on 1 February 1988, at age 61, at University Community Hospital in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.G
Funeral4 February 1988Her funeral was held on 4 February 1988 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG. The clergyman for the funeral was Fr. Pat Rebel.
Cremation5 February 1988The remains of Patricia Mary Durrenberger were cremated on 5 February 1988 at International Mortuary Inc. in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States.G
Funeral26 March 1988Her funeral was held on 26 March 1988 at Saint Mary's Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Burial26 March 1988She was buried on 26 March 1988 in Calvary CemeteryG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.3
ProbateJuly 1988The estate of Patricia Mary Durrenberger was probated in July 1988 in Temple Terrace, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.G

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19307 April 1930Patricia Mary Durrenberger was enumerated as the daughter of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), James Frederick Durrenberger (son), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)4
Census19404 April 1940Patricia Mary Durrenberger was enumerated as the daughter of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Mary Angela Weibeler (wife), General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), and James Frederick Durrenberger (son.)5
ResidenceFrom 1952 to 1978Patricia Mary Durrenberger resided with Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon, Jr, at 114 8th Street SEG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, from 1952 to 1978.

Citations

  1. [S99] Marriage License Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book T, Page 344
  2. [S65] Warren M. Gordon Jr. Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, March 29, 1980. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  3. [S318] Find A Grave Website, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923775
  4. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  5. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census

James Frederick Durrenberger

#25, (born 1 January 1923, died 15 September 2000)
RelationshipUncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, b. 17 June 1947
Referenced ChartsDescendants of Martin Durrenberger

Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger b. 10 August 1887, d. 24 December 1974
MotherMary Angela Weibeler b. 5 September 1891, d. 5 January 1974
James F. Durrenberger(1923-2000)
James F. DurrenbergerArmy Photo - ca 1942(1923-2000)
June and James Durrenberger - 1989 - Catalina Island, California
James F. Durrenberger
James Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

EventsDateLife Events and Notes
Birth1 January 1923James Frederick Durrenberger, son of John George Durrenberger  and Mary Angela Weibeler, was born on 1 January 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.G
ChristeningJanuary 1923James Frederick Durrenberger was christened in January 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.G
Baptism29 June 1947He witnessed the baptism of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon, III, on 29 June 1947 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic ChurchG, in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.G+
Marriage3 September 1955James Frederick Durrenberger married June Nancy Verhulst, daughter of Victor Verhulst and Dorothy Luehring, on 3 September 1955 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.G

Retirement1987James Frederick Durrenberger retired in 1987 from engineering writer for General Motors.
Death15 September 2000He died on 15 September 2000, at age 77, in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, United States.G
Obituary20 September 2000DURRENBERGER, James F.
1/1/23 - 9/15/00. James F. Durrenberger was born on January 1, 1923 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of 5 children born to Angela & Jack Durrenberger. Jim graduated from Perham High School an attended the University of Minnesota. Following military service in the Medical Corps in WW II he joined General Motors and retired in 1987. He enjoyed his retirement years doing volunteer work for St. Marks Parish and Catholic Charities, traveling with his wife June of 45 years and their daily walks with 'Pierre'.

Jim is survived by his wife June, daughters Sally Williamson and Judy Durrenberger, son Paul Durrenberger, son in law Rick Williamson, and granddaughters Holly and Natalie Williamson. Jim was devoted to charitable causes, his family, and church. He loved to be with children and animals. We will miss his sense of humor, letters to the editor, and his constant loving support.

Masses will be said in behalf of Jim Durrenberger at St Marks and St Rafaels Catholic churches. A private memoriam will be held for the immediate family members later this week. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St Marks Catholic Church in Jim Durrenberger's name.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus and Residences
Census19307 April 1930James Frederick Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter), and Mary Angela Weibeler (wife.)1
Census19404 April 1940James Frederick Durrenberger was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the US census of 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Also present with John were Mary Angela Weibeler (wife), General William John Durrenberger (son), Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger, PhD (son), Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (son), and Patricia Mary Durrenberger (daughter.)2
ResidenceJames Frederick Durrenberger resided in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, United States.G

Citations

  1. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census
  2. [S238] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census
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